ERIC Number: ED105734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-7
Reference Count: 0
From Repetition to Reality: Some Measurable Steps.
Larson, Darlene G.
This paper argues for a reorganization of the educational procedures in the ESL classroom, in the interest of developing communicative competence. Special emphasis is placed on the use in the classroom of only structural and phonological patterns which are easily transferrable to real-life situations. In the interest of abolishing mechanical language manipulation, three areas of concentration are pointed out. First of all, the classroom organization should lend itself to communication. Secondly, patterns should be presented as they are really produced by native speakers: using normal speed, intonation, pronunciation, and pronoun replacement. Thirdly, classroom cues used to elicit responses or to initiate language should be of the kind that a native speaker would respond to. A lengthy appendix contains 109 behaviorally stated teaching strategies organized in four groups of ascending difficulty for the student of English. (AM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Instructional Improvement, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual autumn meeting of New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 7, 1974); Best Copy Available