ERIC Number: ED180217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Print and Non-Print Materials: Adapting for Classroom Use. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 10.
Mollica, Anthony S.
It has been said that the classroom must be a multidimensional environment where learning takes place and students are encouraged to realize their own potential. How all the relationships between the student and the components of the environment are cultivated will in large part determine the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process. This article presents a compendium of suggestions from foreign language teachers for using a spectrum of materials to supplement or, in some cases, to supplant the textbook. Central in the disucssion is the concern for students' needs, interests, and learning styles. The techniques discussed deal with the following: (1) injecting the fun element in the learning process through games; (2) identifying and bringing out cultural characteristics in the textbook; (3) dialogues; (4) supplementary materials; and (5) audio- and audiovisual aids, including songs, radio, photographs, cartoons and comic strips, advertisements, slides, transparencies, newspapers and magazines, films, television and videotapes, and bulletin boards. (AMH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Dialogs (Language), Educational Games, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Interests, Student Needs, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Not available separately; See FL 010 779
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.