Speaking & Listening


Intermediate oral communication students in a staged performance of Rising Water.

The following articles and activities provide different lesson plan options for working with oral communication in the English language classroom.

Just click on the links below for articles and downloadable scripts and activities.

10 ways to teach English with a play



Pragmatics_Lesson_ Wearing_Aida_Down

Readers Theater_for_English_Learners

Using a play to work on pronunciation

Theatre techniques for assessing performance

The Use of Drama in English Language Teaching – Paul Davies

Academic speaking strategy

lesson plan for the confession

Pedagogical resources that contain cultural capital are crucial for ESL learners who may be expected to use English in international settings where the kind of cultural knowledge shared by English-speaking communities is implicitly valued. Without this knowledge, they must always be perceived as less competent, more ‘foreign’, no matter how correct their grammar and how impressive their functional language use might be.
                                                                           — Cheng & Winston (2014)