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ERIC Number: ED146788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 196
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From Substitution to Substance: A Handbook of Structural Pattern Drills.
Paulston, Christina Bratt; Bruder, Mary Newton
This book is meant to serve as a guide to more efficient language teaching. Although it is based on theories both from standard audiolingual theory and cognitive-code learning, the basic objectives remain those of the audiolingual approach. The book focusses on the teaching of grammar and on the most efficient way to use drills in the classroom in order to have students communicate effectively. Language teaching is discussed in terms of approach, method, and technique. Approach is the theoretical foundation upon which any systematic method is based, while method refers to the procedures of language teaching. Techniques are specific strategies the teacher chooses to achieve his objectives. Chapter 1, then, examines the theoretical issues which underlie the teaching of grammar and presents a conceptual framework for the classification and sequencing of structural pattern drills. Chapter 2 discusses the procedures of an ideal grammar lesson, and Chapter 3 presents the most basic structural patterns in English, with a full set of mechanical, mechanical-testing, meaningful, and communicative drills for each pattern. (CLK)
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., 68 Middle Road, Rowley, Massachusetts 01969 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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