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Unit 3: Speaking Skills and Pronunciation


Welcome to Let's Teach English. This series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. In this lesson, the teacher show how to teach speaking skills.

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In this lesson, the teacher helps students to overcome specific pronunciation problems. We join the class near the beginning of the unit, as they are talking about photos of different women. They have learned the new words in a previous class.


The teacher uses the learning strategy personalize. This strategy helps learners to relate new concepts to their own experiences. Students personalize as they identify their individual pronunciation challenges. The teacher offers methods to help them correctly pronounce their problem sounds.

Teacher Preparation Video Transcript

This episode shows a model of teaching pronunciation. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.

Let's Teach English Unit 3: Speaking Skills
Let's Teach English Unit 3: Speaking Skills

Women Teaching Women English Text

Click on the image below to download a pdf of the student text and teacher manual. At the end of the ten-unit course, the whole book will be available for download.​

Women Teaching Women English Unit 3: Health and Beauty
Women Teaching Women English Unit 3: Health and Beauty

Women Teaching Women English Listening

These audio files go with Unit 1 of Women Teaching Women English. Click on the "Direct Link" button to the right of the player to download them.

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The Let’s Teach English video series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. It is based on the Women Teaching Women English text for adult, beginning level learners. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. The course includes:

  1. An introductory segment which summarizes the main topics of second language teaching and shows classroom examples of the topics.
  2. Ten 5-minute video episodes based on the units of Women Teaching Women English. Each of these episodes provides a model of communicative language teaching through simulated language classroom interaction.
  3. Updated digital downloads of the Women Teaching Women English student book, teacher’s manual, and audio files.
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