ERIC Number: ED149598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Teaching and Testing Communicative Competence in Russian.
Dunatov, Rasio, Ed.
This volume contains six workshop papers, each of which deals with one or more aspects of communicative competence. These papers are primarily reports of certain techniques which have been found successful for teaching and testing the ability to communicate in a foreign language. "Communicative Competence: Safety Tips for Riders on the Latest Foreign Language Bandwagon," by D.K. Jarvis, encourages a sensible application of communicative-centered language teaching by viewing language as a code which is to be applied to communication at the earliest stages of instruction. "Culture and Communicative Competence," by G. Gerhart, suggests a shift from the concept of making oneself understood to that of understanding the native speaker. "Verbal Interaction Games for the Foreign Language Classroom," by C.A. Bond, describes games designed to get students talking to each other in the target language. "Language Games for All Occasions," by S. Stroud, describes games for Russian. "The Role of Values Clarification in Developing Communicative Competence in Russian," by B. Lanys, discusses activities to be used with the values clarification approach. "Communicative Competence: Achievements, Attitudes, Techniques for Testing," by I. Thompson, discusses testing for communicative competence and describes one experiment in testing communication. (AM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Russian and East European Center.
Note: Papers presented at the Midwest Slavic Conference (Chicago, Illinois, May 8, 1976)