PAT of Speaking English

September 22, 2021

Hello Everyone,

As you know there is the PAT of Writing–Purpose, Audience, Tone.

There is also the PAT of Speaking.  For learners of English, it is the PAT of Speaking English.

“P” stands for Purpose.  Why are you learning English? What is the cause of you deciding to do this? What result do you want?

Some people learn English because it is a job or career requirement. Some people learn English so that they can help their children who are English learners. Some people want to travel to English speaking countries and be able to communicate with the English speakers who live in these countries.

The result these learners of English want is to better communicate with those who speak English.

“A” stands for Audience. Who is going to hear your spoken English? Your boss? Clients? Co-workers? Family? Friends?

Know your “who”. Knowing your “who” will help you continue your studies when you want to quit.

“T” stands for Tone. What is your tone when speaking English? Will it be very formal or friendly, easy-going?

Depending on the situation, your tone will be one or the other. Sometimes, it might be a mixture of formal and friendly. As you study the English language, be aware of the words and sentence patterns that are formal and those that aren’t.

Sending love, light, peace and wellness

Teacher Barbara

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Step One

September 19, 2021

Hello Everyone,

My name is Teacher Barbara. I help students of the English language expand their word lists and conversation skills.  I do the work of Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL / ESL (English as a Second Language).

One of the best practices learners of a new language can do is listen to that language everyday. Listening to television programs in the language that is being studied is an easy way to do this.

Another way is to go to places where the language being studied is spoken.

Don’t try to understand; just simply listen to the sounds. Duplicating/repeating comes later.

Do this because the first step in learning any language is listening to its sounds. Once the sounds become familiar then its time to duplicate them.

First listen; then duplicate or repeat.

Sending love, light, peace and wellness

Teacher Barbara

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