Academic English Needs: Speaking

Use the following table to find out what your academic English language needs for speaking are and your ability in each area. You can then work out your priorities.

SPEAKING

How important is it for you to perform these tasks well in English?

How well can you perform these tasks in English?

 

Not important

Quite important

Very important

Essential

Not at all

Not well

Quite well

Very well

                 

1. Asking questions in class

               

2. Answering questions in class

               

3. Speaking in groups

               

4. Speaking and listening

               

5. Speaking to class (e.g. Reporting results)

               
6. Givng presentations                

7. Discussing academic problems with staff

               

8. Discussing personal problems with staff

                 

9. Working with other students

               

10. Practical speaking (e.g. telephone)

               

11. Speaking in oral exams

               

12. Speaking accurately

               

13. Pronunciation

               

14. Speaking fluently

               

15. Other speaking activity (please specify)