A practical discussion at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/effectively-using-news-in-esl-classrooms/education
While learning a language, many students struggle with the correct cultural tone when communicating with native speakers. In US culture, what is polite and assertive? REad more here and how you can teach this skills in Modeling Assertiveness With Students at https://www.edutopia.org/article/modeling-assertiveness-students
As an English learner myself, I can attest that accents can have an effect on how native speakers respond to us. Some accents also interfere with comprehension. Therefore, I would always advocate for teaching pronunciation to language learners. Read more about how to do this at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/how-important-is-pronunciation-instruction-for-english-learners/education
Read more about interesting research on the use of SIRI and how it can boost literacy: Speech recognition apps can improve literacy, MU study finds Find at https://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2018/0125-speech-recognition-apps-can-improve-literacy-mu-study-finds/
What is the best way to teach pronunciation to your students? In this animated and practical seminar, Adrian Underhill demonstrates the proprioceptive approach and how it can help your classes.
I saw this speaker life at a conference and he is amazing. Please check out his work and videos!
Find here authentic culture pictures taken in the USA for use in speaking and writing activities. There are great to compare and contrast to the students’ home lives and to authentically use English. You may use them to talk about mealtimes, families, and more. Find the photos at Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA at https://www.boredpanda.com/weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=fbad&utm_term=22+&utm_content=weeknight-dinners-usa-lois-bielefeld