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ERIC Number: ED165484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Round the Globe with Young Pen-Friends and Tape-Friends. IATEFL Newsletter, No. 54.
Magnhagen, Arvid
A teacher of English in Sweden reports on experiences in organizing international school correspondence and tape exchange in English classes. Goals of the correspondence are the teaching of language, teaching of the culture of other countries, and promoting better international understanding. School correspondence can provide plenty of popular nonfiction learning material that is useful in practicing and improving communicative skills. To promote communicative skills, the technique of dialogue in tape-slide shows has been used; pictures can be described through questions and answers in a relay dialogue. Students can bring their letters to read aloud in class, with commentaries in English, if possible. It is suggested that presenting pupils with verbal and pictorial items such as recordings, magazines, and song texts from English-speaking countries can stimulate interest in international correspondence. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Note: Adaptation of paper presented at the International Conference of the IATEFL (10th, London, England, April 11-14, 1978)