Activating the Audience: Teaching Speaking in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

The remote classroom has offered many challenges for student engagement with speaking pedagogies. Nevertheless, it has also created possibilities that can apply in terms of how to design a learning environment that allows for guided, interactive, and self-regulated learning experiences as we transition back to the face-to-face teaching and learning context.
This workshop will provide participants with a critical context through which to think about teaching speaking and listening skills.

Participants will leave with:
– Strategies for creating a blended classroom climate in which students feel comfortable participating actively, including in written and oral formats and self-regulated or instructor-guided learning activities
– Effective practices for scaffolding the teaching of speaking skills in blended learning environments and how learning technologies impact or facilitate these processes.
– A range of instructor experiences, sample assignments, and assessments that engages listening and speaking in oral contexts from informal and small group discussion to individual oral presentations
– Participants are encouraged to bring specific challenges, success stories, and assignments or assessments they would like to discuss to the workshop.

This workshop is a follow up to “Activating the Audience: Teaching Speaking in the Remote Classroom” (Feb 2021). It incorporates the feedback shared after that workshop, and expands to the context of the hybrid learning environment. All participants are welcome.


  • Moberley Luger, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of English Language and Literatures & Coordinated Arts Program
  • Laila Ferreira, Assistant Professor of Teaching, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
  • Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Assistant Professor of Teaching (Spanish), Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies

This event will be hosted on Zoom.