Factors of effective communication in a polylogue.
Competence in group communication is an essential part of communicative competence. The article considers the problem of assessing polylogical speaking skills in English language teaching (ELT). The purpose of the study is to work out the criteria of effective communication in a class polylogue in English as a foreign language. Assessment criteria of speaking skills of polylogue participants are designed on the basis of characteristic features and functional peculiarities of a polylogue as compared to a dialogue. The assessment grid for EFL teachers with sample discourse markers of an English polylogue is offered. The results of the study may present interest for ELT practices in polylogue communication.