ERIC Number: ED061826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
A Study Guide to Accompany Wilga Rivers'"Teaching Foreign-Language Skills."
Weinrib, Alice, Ed.
A chapter-by-chapter analysis of Wilga Rivers' textbook, "Teaching Foreign-Language Skills," is introduced by an address which focuses on the background, assumptions, and problems in writing the study. An overview of the educational scene and Dr. Rivers' work is also included. Chapters deal with: (1) objectives and methods, (2) the audiolingual method, (3) the place of grammar, (4) construction of grammatical drills and exercises, (5) teaching sounds, (6) listening comprehension, (7) the speaking skill: learning the fundamentals, (8) the speaking skill: spontaneous expression, (9) the reading skill, (10) the writing skill, (11) cultural understanding, (12) testing: principles and techniques, and (13) tape recorders and language laboratories. It is suggested that Dr. Rivers' text, this study guide, and tapes of the author's conference on "Motivation in Second Language Learning and Teaching" would be suitable as the basis for a one to three day language teachers' workshop. Tapes and transcripts of these materials are available to teacher-training institutions from the Modern Language Center. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Basic Skills, Instructional Materials, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Study Guides, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Preparation, Textbooks
Publication Sales, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada ($1.75)
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