ERIC Number: ED216549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Merging Methods and Texts: A Pragmatic Approach.
Joiner, Elizabeth G.; Phillips, June K.
A pragmatic approach to second language instruction sees the text as a source of content which can be used in a variety of ways; the method is a teacher's decision. As the teacher assumes more of the decision-making role, the textbook becomes the framework on which the course can be built. Techniques for adaptation are given and case studies are outlined to illustrate the process of adapting various lesson components. The "case studies" are: (1) dialogues adapted to illustrate the general adaptation techniques which were outlined earlier in the article; (2) grammar exercises adapted to communicative skill development; (3) vocabulary and affective activities; and (4) reading adapted to individualized instruction. The final section takes a chapter from a currently used textbook and brings together a number of strategies to illustrate how they interact and complement one another. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Higher Education, Pragmatics, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Vocabulary
Not available separately; see FL 012 939.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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