Teaching Fluency Using the Verbal Classrooms Method

José Domingo Cruz

Online Zoom presentation(will be recorded)

March 4, 2023 15:00 –17:00 Japan standard time(with Q & A)

Meeting ID: 876 1658 0140
Passcode: 526882


All teachers want their students to achieve higher levels of fluency, but how to teach it, and what classroom methods actually work? The presenter has been teaching fluency-based speaking classes for over 20 years and will share his methods and theories to get students to speak faster and to say more. In addition to a basic description of the essentials of his teaching techniques, he will demonstrate some classroom activities, from the basic Answer-Question pattern (AQp) to, One Idea, One Breath (OIOB) which are aimed at basic fluency awareness and improvement, to more advanced methods such as Word Throw, Timed Speeches and Disagreements. Time permitting, there will also be an introduction to his authentic listening / fluency practice website, GOLDFish365 – https://goldfish365.com/.

José Domingo Cruz, the creator of Verbal Classrooms, has given numerous presentations and keynotes for various conferences and educational events, and works on several English study projects, including his main venture, “GOLDFish365”. He has authored “Teaching with ZOOM 2” by Wayzgoose Press. He helped create the protocols for and led the team of volunteer Room Hosts that guided the presentations for the pioneering online conferences for PANSig and the JALT National conferences of 2020. Cruz is a leading member of Online Teaching Japan, an online discussion group on Facebook centering on topics related to professional development for pedagogy, and where he hosts the broadcasts of “OTJtv”.

Originally from Canada, Cruz is a veteran university instructor in Japan specializing in fluency instruction, authentic materials creation, and online education. jose@goldfish365.com