ERIC Number: ED238277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Real Language: A Gateway to Cultural Identification.
Oates, Michael D.; Hawley, D. C.
It is proposed that student motivation can be maintained and enhanced when teachers combine authentic oral and written language with activities leading the student to identify with sympathetic individuals in the target culture. Suggested activities, emphasizing language training at the intermediate level, include interviewing native speakers, work in listening comprehension based on unrehearsed videotaped and audiotaped conversations, use of a newspaper, and opportunities for students to "show off" cultural lexical and syntactic material both in and out of class. In-class practice involves skits, individual presentations, and compositions. Out-of-class activities include impromptu exchange with teachers and others, language weekends, and opportunities for longer immersion both at home and abroad. (MSE)
Descriptors: Assignments, Audiotape Recordings, Class Activities, Culture Contact, Immersion Programs, Interviews, Listening Comprehension, Native Speakers, Newspapers, Oral Language, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation, Travel, Videotape Recordings, Weekend Programs, Writing Exercises, Written Language
Not available separately; see FL 014 137.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (15th, St. Louis, MO, 1983).