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ERIC Number: ED143233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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Language Assistant Game. Playing Manual. Training Contest.
McAleese, Ray; Hare, Geoff
This manual contains rules for playing both training and contest versions of LAG (Language Assistant Game). LAG (Training) is designed to give language assistants practice in the general teaching skill of explaining. One of the many problems that may confront the assistant in the classroom is the situation where, after reading a passage or telling a story, the students ask questions. LAG simulates the situation in which a pupil does not understand a work or phrase. The explainer (teacher) is encouraged to use particular types of explanation. By not allowing the explainer to use the unknown word to be guessed, but if necessary a nonsense word in its place, the game approximates the real situation, in which the class will be unable to understand the unknown word, because it has as little meaning as a nonsense word. The graduated scores for various types of explanation also encourage the more useful types, in preference to direct translation. LAG (Contest) is a version of the game which may be used as a culmination of collective LAG (Training) with several contestants; it may also be used directly with a class of foreign learners of English. The manual contains rules, examples of LAG words, score cards, technique cards, and word cards. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: For related document, see ED 134 005