ERIC Number: ED329104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Using Authentic Materials To Develop Functional Proficiency in Writing.
Liontas, John I.
A theoretical framework for an integrated second language writing plan is proposed, and concrete suggestions and applications around which proficiency-based writing activities can be designed, developed, and implemented are offered. Writing is defined as a thinking process that needs to be introduced and practiced early in the language course. In a series of sample classroom activities, ways in which realia from the target culture can be adapted to the learner's immediate environment and everyday tasks are illustrated. In each, the intent is to teach the processes and principles of writing as a holistic construct within a larger discourse context (content level) with rules and conventions to be followed before teaching the individual discourse skills of writing (surface level). Examples are given in German. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Authentic Materials
Note: In: Fryer, Bruce T., Ed.; Medley, Frank W., Jr., Ed. Perspectives and Horizons. Dimension: Languages 89. Report of Southern Conference on Language Teaching.