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Using Dialogs and Role-Play to Build Conversation Confidence
Conversation can be very intimidating for English language learners. Students worry about what they will say and if they will be able to understand their conversation partner. Dialogs provide students with the opportunity to practice the skills in a safe environment before trying it in the real world. Dialogs help students practice complex sentence structures and verb tenses, idioms and expressions, or new vocabulary. They can also help students role-play real life scenarios they may face in their day-to-day lives. Join Steven as he explores the use of dialogs in the ESOL classroom to help students build confidence in their conversation skills.

Apr 4, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Steven Reid
Program Manager @Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle
Steven Reid is the Program Manager for Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle in Charlottesville, Virginia. He currently oversees more than 200 volunteer tutors, providing training and guidance with curriculum and instruction. In addition to his duties with LVCA, Steven leads a group of program managers and executive directors from Community-Based Literacy Organizations from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, focusing on sharing best practices and providing moral support. He has also taught in Texas, Slovakia, and New Hampshire. When not helping his volunteers and students, Steven enjoys reading, writing, traveling, cooking, and spoiling his two cats, Charlie and Alistair.