Am I speaking too fast when teaching? Am I using confusing transition words?

  • We all know we need to slow down talking speed while teaching, but do you know “what is too fast” “what is too slow” “what is correct talking speed”?
  • Do you use transition words “Let’s hop onto another activity”,”Ok, let’s move on”“ Let’s try something different” These are natural to us but are very confusing to students. What are some transitions we can use to keep instructions simple and easy to follow.

 


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Sharmaine Calimlim
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Sharmaine Calimlim

Thank you for sharing this helpful video. It’s really hard to keep the speaking pace during lessons especially when you are too engrossed on making conversations with students. But it’s a good thing that there is an icon below the consultant’s camera. I always check on that icon to monitor my pacing. Thank you iTG!

Jess
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Jess

You are welcome! I always watch that icon too 🙈 Have a great day! Happy teaching! ✨

Yvonne P
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Yvonne P

The speaking speed icon?? Can anyone show me what this looks like please? It sounds like it would be really useful!
@ Jess, thank you for a great video! The comparison example videos are really helpful for me as a fairly new ITG recruit 😀 I am loving teaching with ITG! It makes me happy 😃

Ron A
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Ron A

Love the changing hairstyle. Great topic, thank you

Jess
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Jess

😂😂 👩🏼👱🏼‍♀️👩🏼‍🦱👧🏼 Thanks Ron!

Glenda Trevino
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Glenda Trevino

This is so interesting! I am super chatty so I always have to remember not to speak too much, happens to someone else?
I try my best to use TPR for instructions or color codes to indicate what I want them to read/do/answer, etc so as to reduce my speaking time and avoid transitions words too! This video was totally helpful to help us reduce TTT! Thanks!

Diana Dimayuga
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Diana Dimayuga

What an amazing video! I can totally relate to this. Thank you for the tips. I am totally copying them hehehe! Way to go Teacher Jess!

Diego
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Diego

Thank you very much for the excellent reminders, Jessica!

Sanela Stojanovic
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Sanela Stojanovic

Thanks for the reminders! Interesting video!

Tabita Todea
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Tabita Todea

Such a great video! I love the examples!

P.S.The only thing is that the volume is a bit low when you are not showing the examples from class . 🙁

Jess
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Jess

Thanks for the tip Tabita! I will keep that in mind! Happy Teaching 👩‍🏫

Valery Andreevna
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Valery Andreevna

Great examples in the video! Thank you!

Bella
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Bella

wow, very useful these “keep in mind”

Mercy Joy Rivera
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Mercy Joy Rivera

Thank you for giving emphasis on this matter. Such a great reminder to all teachers. Keep sharing your teaching methodologies.

Lilibeth Plavsic
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Lilibeth Plavsic

Great!👍👍❤❤

Natalia
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Natalia

Actually very useful video, thank you!

Jess
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Jess

You’re welcome Natalia. Happy Teaching! 👩‍🏫

Remily Jel Arena
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Remily Jel Arena

Thank you for this video. It is very useful for us ☺️

Demas
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Demas

Great tips! Wondering where that accent is from though? Ireland?

Jess
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Jess

Demas, Thanks! I’m from Yorkshire 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Marva Young
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Marva Young

This was great advice 👍

Marjorie Manoben
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Marjorie Manoben

Thank you for the reminders! 😃

Jess
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Jess

You are welcome! Happy Teaching 👩‍🏫

Kristina
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Kristina

Great! Very useful! Thank you.

Jess
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Jess

Thanks Kristina! 👩‍🏫

Sonny T
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Sonny T

Love the creativity and love that shines through on this video… well done.

Jess
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Jess

Aww, thanks Sonny! Happy teaching! 👩‍🏫

Sara Fernandes
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Sara Fernandes

Very interesting 😊

Jess
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Jess

Thanks Sara! Happy Teaching 👩‍🏫

Marguerite Snyman
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Marguerite Snyman

Thanks for the reminders Jess! 🙂

Dushan Tanaskovic
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Dushan Tanaskovic

Great topic, a lot of helpful tips. Looking forward to read more of these! 🙂

Mercy Rivera
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Mercy Rivera

While watching the video and thinking about the word TRANSITION, I just thought that iTG teachers are awesome. Haha! In a second or two we transition from an adult teacher into a dramatic, superhero or clown teacher. We become actors and actresses in an instant to teach very young students just after an adult class.

Joana Franciosy
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Joana Franciosy

Thanks Jessica! That was a very well put together video! Since the new speaking speed icon been introduced, I am more aware of how fast i can go in some lessons and the need to slow down. If only I could learn how to stop talking loud, at the end of a working day! 📣

Caroline
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Caroline

Thank you!

Fabiana Menezes
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Fabiana Menezes

Thanks for sharing helpful tips with us.

Karen Selick
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Karen Selick

Thanks for the video. How do you look back at your previous teaching sessions? Nobody has ever told me that this is possible. I thought the students could review lessons, but I didn’t know that consultants can. In the classroom, I find that if I type almost everything I say, it makes me speak at a very useful speed. (I happen to be a good typist, so I can keep up fairly well with what I’m saying or what the student is saying.) With regard to transitions, I think it’s okay to use a simple sentence such as “Let’s go… Read more »

Sarah Lane
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Sarah Lane

A great reminder. “Good job. Now…” Simple but effective transition, noted 😊

Donna J. Klucsarits
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Donna J. Klucsarits

Great reminders to keep transitions simple. Just taught my first lesson today. Loved that it gauges your speaking speed. Speed is something to balance with the level of the learner as well as the pacing of the lesson.

Adam Dannreuther
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Adam Dannreuther

Great advice – I think this is something that it is easy to do without realising and we have to really make an effort not to do it

Sumyyah Tazzeen
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Sumyyah Tazzeen

Thanks! great transition tips!

PAUL
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PAUL

Nice reminders.

Fernando Islas
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Fernando Islas

Thanks!!

Keishla Calvo
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Keishla Calvo

Excellent helpful video! Thank you 🙂

Noeleen Clarke
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Noeleen Clarke

Thank you for this! I was particularly interested in looking at managing transitions correctly – it is good to be reminded that what seems natural for us might be confusing for a student who is just learning! 🙂

Elvis Tejada
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Elvis Tejada

I love that we agree on this, speed can give the student confident or fear. good video

Itzel L
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Itzel L

Excellent! thanks for sharing this I will put them into practice.

Nico Kruger
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Nico Kruger

A very important point. Thank you for your video.

Jose Rodriguez
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Jose Rodriguez

I have never thought about the transition words! This video has helped me to be aware of that! 😀

Greta Trevino
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Greta Trevino

This information is so useful. I always try to keep my speaking time minimum, making sure the student sufficient time and opportunity to express himself and practice lots of speaking.