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ERIC Number: ED140654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Games and Language Activities in the Italian High School Classroom.
Mollica, Anthony S.
An examination of various Italian textbooks shows that the element of fun is absent from the process of learning. There is too much emphasis on dull exercises emphasizing morphology and syntax. Textbooks can be improved through the imaginative intervention of the teacher. Games that will recall and/or expand the vocabulary of a given lesson and activities that will promote and encourage language interaction should be an integral part of the program. To recall and expand basic vocabulary, crossword and other puzzles, mazes and word-search puzzles can be used. For language interaction, mathematical and detective puzzles, legal cases, dialogues and picturesque speech are suggested. A unit on Italian geography shows how various types of games will help the student become better acquainted with Italy in a way that is more pleasant than the textbook's approach. The exercises described here can be adapted for any Italian text and the ideas for any other language. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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