ERIC Number: ED157387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Mechanical Dictations. TEAL Occasional Papers, Vol. 2, 1978.
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)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Aural Learning, Autoinstructional Aids, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Oral Reading, Programed Instruction, Reading Assignments, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Writing Exercises
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
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Association of Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Vancouver.
Identifiers: Dictation Tasks