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ERIC Number: ED043030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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On the Uses of Dialogs in Learning English.
Barkman, Bruce
Dialogs are an effective tool for language acquisition and for transmission of cultural material. Much of the apparent confusion about how they should be used in the language classroom results from a failure to distinguish the ages and levels of proficiency of those for whom the dialogs are designed. The great advantage that dialogs have over other modes of presentation of any kind of new language material is not so much that they are a reflection of linguistic reality, but rather that they present the material in a context that students find relatively easy to remember. It is essential that the student be taught the meanings of the dialogs in as realistic a setting as the classroom allows. Dialogs are not an end in themselves but should show the student that what he is learning in the classroom is going to be useful outside the classroom as well, both as a source of expression and as an indication of what the other culture is like. Selection and techniques for presentation of dialogs are discussed. (AMM)
Etudes Anglaises, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Montreal, Quebec
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Note: To appear in ATEQ (Association of Teachers of English of Quebec) Journal (Special Issue No. 1, Teaching English as a Second Language), III.2, 1970