ERIC Number: ED024691
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Publication Date: 1966
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Spoken English. "Educational Review" Occasional Publications Number Two.
Wilkinson, Andrew; And Others
Modifications of current assumptions both about the nature of the spoken language and about its functions in relation to personality development are suggested in this book. The discussion covers an explanation of "oracy" (the oral skills of speaking and listening); the contributions of linguistics to the teaching of English in Britain; the influences of early environment, education, social environment, mass media, and the British self-image on the development of speaking ability; methods of teaching spoken English; and the testing of oral expression and listening comprehension (with sample test items). The appendices include a list of records and a selected bibliography on language. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Testing, English Instruction, Environmental Influences, Linguistics, Listening, Listening Comprehension, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Mass Media, Oral English, Pronunciation, Speech, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Speech Skills, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Verbal Ability, Verbal Communication, Verbal Development
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 23003, $2.25).
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Note: Supplement to "Educational Review," v17 n2 Feb 1965; Published by the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15, U. K.