ERIC Number: ED140674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Strategies for Person-Centered Language Learning.
Boylan, Patricia C.; Omaggio, Alice C.
This collection of more than 30 activities is designed to provide the second language teacher with practical ideas for creating a more person-centered, communicative environment in the classroom. Any environment that human beings create is a product of their expectations. The expectations that students and teachers have for each other in many foreign language classrooms are examined. The student and teacher roles that are typically assumed are described, and suggestions are made as to how these roles can be expanded to permit all members of the class to make greater and more significant contributions to the learning environment. Suggestions are offered for increasing real communicative exchanges in all phases of the lesson plan. Sample learning activities are suggested for enlivening dialogs, grammatical presentations, vocabulary learning, reading selections and cultural materials. Both students and teachers are encouraged to communicate in the second language about things that are important to them and to express within the limits of their linguistic competence feelings, ideas, opinions, judgments, and facts about themselves relating to the material in the lesson. Activities include interviews, games, role plays, a wide variety of conversational stimuli, and many creative writing exercises. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Creative Writing, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides, Games, Grammar, Humanistic Education, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Role Playing, Second Language Learning, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
American Foreign Language Teacher Publications, Advancement Press of America, Inc., P. O. Box 07300, Detroit, Michigan 48207 ($2.95 plus $0.85 postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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