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Keep Talking 1: Developing Fluency through Mini-ConversationsPages:
Keep Talking 1 is an English language textbook specifically created for Japanese university students from the high beginner to the intermediate levels. The textbook integrates intellectually stimulating content with four skills practice in accordance with the principles of content-based instruction. Throughout the textbook, scaffolding supports conversational tasks and facilitates student-centered pedagogy. Additional activities emphasize the mastery of interpersonal and conversational skills.
Each chapter of Keep Talking 1 is organized around a single topic and presented with a cluster of related themes for students to explore through mini-conversations, discussions, and group activities. The content specific lexicon featured in each chapter helps to build vocabulary, while the communicative activities foster critical thinking. Peer evaluation and self-assessment forms are built into each chapter. These feedback loops enable students to monitor their own progress and promote self-regulation and autonomous learning.
Each chapter in Keep Talking 1 features:
16 scaffolded mini-conversations
Statement to question conversions
Pair work, group, and discussion activities
Peer evaluation and self-assessment forms
Guidance and practice in presentation techniques
Targeted learning objectives
Tekin Bingol, Chitra Ramphul
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