ERIC Number: ED037147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Pattern Drill--"Schmattern" Drill: An Essay on Communication.
Minn, Jay Paul
The pattern drill used in language instruction, termed the "schmattern drill" in this article, is severely criticized for depriving students of meaningful communication opportunities. Methods of alleviating student boredom through the extension of and variation in pattern drill design are illustrated by examples of contrasting "schmattern" and pattern drills. (RL)
Descriptors: Attention Span, Audiolingual Methods, Communication (Thought Transfer), Dialogs (Literary), Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Pattern Drills (Language), Patterned Responses, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Substitution Drills, Textbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Language Program.
Note: Article appeared in The Dialog, v4 n3 p2-8 Jan 1970