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ERIC Number: ED146806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Diagnosing and Responding to Individual Learner Needs.
Omaggio, Alice; Birckbichler, Diane
This paper offers a way to adapt foreign language instruction to individual learner needs and difficulties. The approach consists of two parts: (1) various sources of learner problems are identified and discussed briefly; and (2) over 50 remedial classroom activities are presented and described. These activities are designed to treat specific learner problems encountered when completing various classroom tasks relating to speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary learning, and grammar. The activities are classified in two ways. Each exercise is listed according to the processing demands of the task, and tasks are listed within the framework of a 6 X 8 matrix which specifies activities appropriate in each of 6 skill areas for learners experiencing one of 8 specific learning difficulties. The activities are easily adaptable to individual tutorial sessions, small-group work, or whole-class instruction. All of them are appropriate for use in daily lesson plans, but may also be easily assigned for homework or individual study. Tasks are appropriate for the teaching of any second language and are described in English. (Author/CFM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Columbus, Ohio, April 1977) and at the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, California, November 1977)