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ERIC Number: ED116465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Enlivening the Language Laboratory.
McConochie, Jean
This paper discusses the growing dissatisfaction with language laboratories for foreign language instruction, and suggests that more lively materials should be developed for laboratory use. A contextualized approach is suggested, whereby an anecdote, song, essay or poem is used as the basis for a variety of exercises. Calendars upon which important dates are indicated can also be used with accompanying tapes. The paper provides samples from tapes made for adult students of English at the intermediate level, and describes how the tapes can be used to the best advantage. Exercises include repetition drills, question answering, substitution drills, and memorization. There are also exercises geared for developing writing skills. (CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Budapest, April 1974); Part of page 2 of the original document is copyrighted and not available; it does not affect pagination