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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: My elementary and pre-intermediate learners are very shy and reluctant to speak. I'd like ideas on how to build their confidence and activities to provide them with oral practice.

ANSWER:  Here we'd like to suggest, under the title Back to Basics:  Engaging Learners in Beneficial Oral Practice,  a number of drill-like activities which promise to be light and fun for the learners to partake in and attractive to...