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ERIC Number: ED157387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Mechanical Dictations. TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol. 2, 1978.
Johnson, Carol
One of the major problems of secondary school second language teachers in British Columbia is providing work that a student can do individually, leaving the teacher free for other students. It is rare that individual work includes oral-aural practice. A teaching method is presented that allows individualized instruction without sacrificing oral-aural practice. The use of dictation with comprehensive work units is described. The preparation of an instruction card or checklist describing in detail the steps a student should follow to complete a unit of work is outlined, and a sample card format or checklist is included. This technique, called "mechical dictation," can be done at the student's own speed. It provides writing, reading, and oral-aural practice and is self-correcting. (SW)
Maureen C. Sawkins, British Columbia Association of TEAL, c/o King Edward Campus, V.C.C., 2750 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ($2.50 Canadian plus $.50 postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Association of Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver.
Identifiers: Dictation Tasks