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Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros
Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros

Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri have conducted teacher development and foreign language school management seminars in Greece and abroad as co-directors of EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS. They are co-authors of On Stage, 1 (Athens, 1997), of Playway to English, Pre-Junior and Junior A, (L. Couri, H. Puchta, G. Gerngross), Cambridge University Press & Edition Helbling, 1997 & 2000, and of Teaching Young Learners: Action Songs, Chants and Games, Teachers' Resource Book and Portfolio 1, 2, 3, (L. Couri), Express Publishing, 2003, The Teacher As Manager and Making Your Lessons Memorable, Express Publishing, 2009. They are founding and active members of TESOL Greece and have served on its Board.

QUESTION: I teach learners of all ages and I seem to be running out of ideas to help them build confidence in speaking. Any suggestions?

ANSWER:  One of the best strategies for learners who may be reluctant or shy to speak is to get learners working in pairs to 'prepare' something to perform for you and the rest of the class. In pairs learners often mutually support each other's performance success. ...