ERIC Number: ED339995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Reading Methods: Their Uses, Including Successes and Failures, When Teaching Chinese Teachers Oral English.
Rogers, Sue F.
A research project investigated the efficacy of reading methods utilized when a writer was on a sabbatical in the Shandong Province, People's Republic of China, teaching an Oral English Workshop for Chinese teachers of English at Yantai University. At the beginning of the project, students were assessed and placed into three levels based on their ability to answer oral questions. The curriculum included such techniques as letter writing, storytelling, reading of periodicals and newspapers, nature walks, singing, "jazz chants," verbal games and jokes, and collaborative projects. Students indicated, in an evaluation at the end of the course, that they profited most from storytelling, role playing, direct instruction and practice in phonology, collaborative group work, and the modeling of teaching methods. Students also indicated that they wanted more work in American literature, especially stories, essays and articles on American history, and more variety in magazines and information about American customs. They did not, however, care for studying the texts with essays and stories on American life, preferring text involving role playing in order to learn polite conversation in American society. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: China; Reading Speaking Relationship; Yantai University (China)
Note: Paper presented at the College Reading Association Conference (Crystal City, VA, November 1-3, 1991).