ERIC Number: ED031700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Brown, Thomas H.; Sandberg, Karl C.
This text, an intensive course in oral American English, is intended especially for those foreign students attending American universities who may read well and have a good grasp of grammar but still need more oral practice. Each of the 20 lessons, designed for the classroom, contains a short dialog centered around everyday situations which foreign students will encounter many times. Structural items introduced in the dialogs are practiced in a variety of graded pattern drills, followed by question-answer exercises, controlled conversation, and "free situations." Occasional notes on American culture appear throughout. Pronunciation and intonation guides are provided in the beginning lessons; controlled composition exercises are introduced in Lesson 12. A special feature of the volume is the description of the sound system of American English which appears in the Appendix. Tape recordings of the exercises accompany the text. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Culture, Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Intonation, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Pronunciation, Tape Recordings, Writing Exercises
Blaisdell Publishing Company, Division of Ginn and Company, 275 Wyman Street, Waltham, Mass. 02154.
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