Teaching Small Talk: Not a Small Topic

8:30 - 8:55am EST


Presented at: MexTESOL 2015

Small talk is an important function in U.S. society, culture, and work. The language is simple, but knowing what, when, and how to use it is complex. The presenter discusses techniques he used to teach small talk to an advanced ESL student including dialogues, discourse analysis, and self-reflection.