ERIC Number: ED139240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Foreign Languages in the Continuing Education Classroom.
This paper discusses pedagogical devices designed specifically for use in the continuing education foreign language classroom. One technique involves a discussion of students' professions, a way of getting at vocabulary expansion. A discussion about national origin lends itself to an exercise in the various adjectives of nationality. The question "what have you bought this week?" can provide interesting conversation and can be useful in building vocabulary. Other discussions can center around household items, clothing, daily schedule, and family members. An exercise can be built around having students discuss aspects of the teacher's life. Teachers are warned to avoid letting one student monopolize the conversation, and to have students recapitulate at frequent intervals. It is felt that the suggested activities are useful because they are based on a combination of simplicity, repetition, and direct student involvement. Each exercise may be coordinated with a particular lesson or treated as an independent entity. (CLK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (11th, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975)