Storytelling and Song For English Language Learners

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"In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening,
the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth -- teaching others."
-- Ibn Gabirol -- poet and philosopher (c. 1022-1058)
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Speech and Communication curriculum development for ELL (English Language Learners) and Native Speakers of American English.
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Richard Green, a 2008 New York Times ESOL Teacher of the Year Honoree, uses a variety of technology to teach and coordinate Speech Communication in three levels of oral ELL (English Language Learning) classes including, Basic Speech, Voice and Diction, Fundamentals of Public Speaking as well as Debate and Rhetoric. A native speaker of Spanish and fluent in Portuguese and German, he earned two degrees in education cum laude at Michigan State University. He also attended New York University and the University of Freiburg, in Germany, for two years, where he studied Spanish and German literature. As an example of his extensive use of technology, Professor Green has composed original storytelling videos and fables set to music to teach voice and diction, vocabulary and organizational strategies aimed at engaging a wide variety of audiences. He uses international podcasts to promote cross-cultural awareness through role-playing and informative and persuasive speaking strategies. At both his websites,, and,, he has included hundreds of Speech Communication resources which are helpful for the teaching of oral ELL inside and outside of the classroom. Richard, a long-time member of the Speech and Communication faculty at Touro College in New York City, works with the Communication Club and the Debate Team. Hometown: New York City. Website:

On Cuentacuentos.Ning you will see videos of my New York City Speech Communication students.

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Comment on the Organization, Content and Delivery of Moshe's Demonstration Speech Below.

Click at the link here to also comment on Moshe's Content, Organization and Delivery, as per our rubric: T-Shirt made in the video-recorded demonstration speech.…


Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Informative and Persuasive Speaking Checklist for All Speech Communication Students

1.  Choose a compelling speech topic.

2.  An outline is due the day of the presentation.

3.  At the bottom of the outline include a bibliography in the APA style.

4.  A…


Posted on October 11, 2014 at 3:31pm — 10 Comments

More Informative/Expository Speech Suggestions

A. Expository Speeches: 1.  Expository Speech: an informative presentation that provides carefully researched in-depth knowledge about a complex topic.

2.  All expository speeches require that the speaker use an extensive research base of reputable sources.

    a. You will want to cite your sources for the information you present.

3.  Choose an organizational pattern that helps the audience understand the material being discussed.

4.  Use a…


Posted on October 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Demonstration Speech And PowerPoint Tutorials


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At 5:11pm on January 13, 2014, D gave Richard Green a gift
At 2:01pm on November 28, 2013, Ohad lobel said…

hi its ohad lobel from your speech class sorry didn't show up yesterday it was a last min decision i would have called you otherwise just wanted to update you and ill be back monday ready for my speech

At 6:14pm on January 1, 2013, Joel Schwartz said…

Giving my first "real world" presentation tomorrow on Tourette Syndrome. I prepared for it by using the same worksheet I had used countless times during your speech class. Thank you again Professor for giving me the skills to properly form a speech so that I am able to do so in a confident and professional manner.


At 2:10pm on March 6, 2012, Benyomin Marshel said…

Thanks Proffesor Green for your encoraging and complimentary words regarding the Informative Speech on Bullying I find this blog to be a great community  of information and feedback and thank you for that as well . I thouroughly enjoyed the Rodney  Atkins/Joel video as well we did during class was a very intersting exercise .

At 2:03pm on March 06, 2012, Benyomin Marshel gave Richard Green a gift
At 12:54am on October 7, 2011, Fioldalisa Pena said…
Thank you very much....I enjoyed the class and know that will get a lot out of it.
At 11:39pm on September 26, 2011, Smunch Kindelson said…
oh wow! awesome video!great song!  If i were to do that at Synagogue they would throw me out, lol!  I used to go to school in Israel and I  hung out a lot in Aish, so a lot of those areas I'm familiar with. Also, I heard the Macabeats (a jewish music group)  put out a Rosh Hashana song as well.
At 11:09pm on September 26, 2011, Smunch Kindelson said…
oh thanx, gonna go check it out
At 10:00am on September 21, 2011, yaakov nussbaum said…
i never received me speech via email.....
At 1:56pm on June 17, 2011, Moshe/Marc Steinmetz said…
Believe it or not professor- I still come back to check your website out! It's awesome!
I'm in Fordham Graduate School going for School Psychology now. I miss your wonderful class!!

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