ERIC Number: ED222072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
"Winding Down" the Year Positively, Painlessly, and Pleasurably.
Strasheim, Lorraine A.
The ending of the academic year of second language instruction is discussed. It is suggested that vocabulary and grammar review be used in communicative activities and that the review should not be started too early in the final grading period (i.e., a week and a half may be allowed for the review and the test). Emphasis should be placed on the progress the students have made, and consideration should be given to oral performance and listening comprehension. Fun activities for the last few days of the semester are also a good idea. Two kinds of global learning activities that should be included in the last part of a course are: communicative activities that involve synthesis and integration of linguistic phenomena, and cultural activities that are concerned with the development of cultural insights and knowledge of the world in which the target language is used. Specific kinds of integrative activities are noted. Some culture-related examples are foods, modes of transportation, and professions. Specific activities are suggested for teachers of Latin, Spanish, and German. (SW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Review (Reexamination), Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see FL 013 228.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Louisville, KY, April 22-24, 1982). In: ESL and the Foreign Language Teacher.