ERIC Number: ED396592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
What Do People Really Say? An Instructor's Guide and Student Workbook To Accompany the Video.
Cunningham, Helen; Kozakiewicz, Nina
This 16-unit text is an instructor guide and student workbook in one text to accompany a videotape for intermediate and advanced English-as-a-Second-Language students, focusing on some of the different functions and idiomatic uses of the English language. Goals are to bridge the gap between classroom English and real-life English and to improve listening and oral skills by providing examples of natural, idiomatic English spoken at normal speed with all the reductions, hesitations, interruptions, body language, and paralinguistic expressions commonly used. Using vignettes in the videotape and text in the workbook, each conversation centers around one language function, such as complaining, apologizing, and giving instructions. Each vignette includes situation description, glossary of functional language phrases, cultural notes, teaching suggestions, and questions. All vignettes are improvisations by acting students experienced in improvisation; they illustrate use of ordinary, everyday Canadian English. Vignettes include stereotyped or exaggerated characterizations of people and their roles to encourage teacher and student discussion practice. Each unit also includes vocabulary, comprehension, and practice questions. A transcript of the videotape and answer key are included in the workbook. (Contains nine references.) (NAV) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Idioms, Language Patterns, North American English, Videotape Recordings, Workbooks
Vancouver Community College, KEC Bookstore, 1155 East Broadway, Box 24620 ($18.95 Canadian; videotape: ISBN-0-921218-46-X; $85 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Vancouver Community Coll., British Columbia.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Videotape not available through EDRS.