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ERIC Number: ED056553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-7
Pages: 24
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The Sequencing of Structural Pattern Drills.
Paulston, Christina Bratt
It is necessary to classify and order structural pattern drills to assure a systematic and efficient progression in the classroom from mechanical learning to the internalizing of competence. The linguist and the language teacher must reexamine language learning theories and make changes according to the new data. Language learning is partly habit formation, but meaning and communication must also be included in the classroom activities. There are three types of drills: mechanical, meaningful, and communicative. Mechanical drills can be conducted without grammatical analysis. In meaningful drills, the student must recognize the characteristic features involved in language manipulation. Communicative drills require free transfer of learned language patterns to appropriate situations and allow the speaker to add new information about the real world. (VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 7, 1971