ERIC Number: ED226596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Innovative Approaches to Language Teaching.
Blair, Robert W., Ed.
A collection of 20 papers describes innovative methods of second language instruction with the aim of promoting change and experimentation in language teaching. The papers are organized under four categories: background, the evolution of the comprehension approach, approaches to a rich acquisition environment, and approaches to a rich learning environment. Among the specific topics discussed are theory versus practice in language teaching, the prespeech phase in language learning, learning by listening, the Total Physical Response approach, delayed oral practice, community language learning, suggestology, natural approaches, games, and grammar induction. A concluding essay suggests an integrated approach. The appended bibliography lists references according to skill areas and approaches. (RW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Community Language Learning; Natural Method (Language Learning); Silent Way (Gattegno); Suggestopedia; Total Physical Response