ERIC Number: ED333726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages: Improving and Expanding Instruction. A Compendium of Teacher-Authored Activities for Foreign Language Classes.
Weiser, Ernest L., Ed.; And Others
This collection of 98 lesson plans for foreign language instruction is the result of a series of eight Saturday workshops focusing on ways that language teachers can develop their own communicative activities for application in the classroom. The lessons were produced by 30 foreign language teachers, each of whom was required to write a brief report on how techniques and methods of instruction covered in each workshop session could be incorporated into lesson planning, and to create an actual lesson plan based on the report. Most were successfully implemented before inclusion in the collection. While the reports and plans are language-specific, the activities can be adapted for any modern language. Strategies on which the lessons are built include confidence-building, student-centered communication, use of audio-visual materials, development of oral/aural skills, increasing motivation, introducing and stimulating cultural awareness and appreciation, and evaluating skill development. Some lesson plans are illustrated or contain reproducible materials. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton.