Published February 20, 2017
This article presents an overview of the many strategies, tools and alternatives available to help students gain valuable oral presentation skills. It addresses the importance of preparing students, of teaching presentation skills and of encouraging students to practice. Some teachers offer alternative methods to conducting oral presentations in front of the entire class: in small groups, one-on-one with the teacher or by creating a video recording to be shown in class. Finally, using Skype or Google Hangouts has the advantage of preparing students for the videoconference, a very common type of professional communication.