ERIC Number: ED218923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Oral Communication Skills Via Authentic Material: A Description and Analysis of a Learning Experience in Japan.
Graham, Philip Bruce
The use of speech or language produced by native speakers in real situations for teaching oral communication skills in the second language classroom is described. Three sample lessons, based on the author's teaching experience in Japan, are presented. All lessons used material called "The Bellcrest Story," produced by the British Broadcasting Corp. and Oxford University Press. The multimedia set included videotape cassettes, cassette tapes, a textbook, and a book of related documents. They were used in English as a second language classes directed at businessmen. Each lesson consisted of four parts: (1) the exposure stage, in which the material for the lesson was analyzed in detail; (2) the practice stage, in which the specific speech acts presented in the exposure stage were practiced; (3) the use stage, in which the students practiced communication through role playing; and (4) the evaluation stage, in which both the students and the teacher evaluated, through discussion, the learning that has taken place. Suggestions for applying this approach to other aspects of second language learning, such as writing skills, are included. (EKN)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Business, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Notional Functional Syllabi, Oral Language, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Speech Communication, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, School for International Training.