ERIC Number: ED139244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Conversation Techniques and Their Evaluation.
Bryant, Ronald M.
This article provides suggestions for generating real conversation in the foreign language classroom. Garfinkel suggests using cameras for students to take pictures to talk about, and Gillett suggests that students be involved in the preparation, operation and display of media. Conner advocates round table discussions, language games, and panel discussions on controversial subjects, while Morain suggests the use of a grab-bag of objects. Trips through a local supermarket provide opportunity to discuss items on sale, foreign exchange, and metric measurement. Conversation can also be built around household furniture and appliances. The Pimsleur speaking test includes oral questions and pictures to be named, while Learning Activity Packages facilitate testing conversation through the posttest. (CLK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see FL 008 033
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.