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ERIC Number: ED121060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 13
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Travel Slides: The Forgotten Medium in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Reiner, Anita
Travel slides, which many teachers have from their own travels, can provide material for excellent language lessons of high interest, even at beginning levels. Slides of Africa were used to develop five teaching units easily adapted to several language levels. Each unit included questions and information about the slides with related reading and writing exercises: an African folktale with related questions; a dialogue based on a slide; and an African cultural history exercise with reading, questions, and an audio-motor activity. Selected groups of slides were also used for specific drill on, for example, prepositions or rejoinders. These lessons were used with teenage and adult students of beginning to advanced levels. The slides were a means of including interesting content on African geography, history, and culture; they also served as a bridge to get students to talk about their own cultures. The slides helped to create a relaxed learning environment for both teaching and allowing communication. Finally, the slides involved the students in what was being taught and stimulated them to originate their own utterances. Teachers should consider their own travel slides as a basis for developing valuable language lessons. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa