ERIC Number: ED153491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Classroom Techniques: Foreign Languages and English as Second Language.
Allen, Edward David; Valette, Rebecca M.
The aim of the handbook, which is a revised and expanded edition of "Modern Language Classroom Techniques" (1972), is to show the teacher ways of implementing and supplementing existing materials. The suggested teaching procedures may be used with classes of varying sizes and levels, and with any method. Part One of this handbook presents an overview of the language class. Ways of preparing supplementary materials are briefly reviewed. A variety of procedures for classroom management is suggested. Part Two focuses on specific techniques for teaching the language itself, the sound system, grammar, and vocabulary. For the sake of simplicity, traditional grammar terminology has been used. Part Three presents ways of developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The aim of these procedures is to build up the student's ability to use the language as a vehicle for meaningful communication. The final section, Part Four, offers some suggestions for teaching culture, both daily life patterns and general civilization. The appendix contains sample lesson plans that show how several procedures and techniques may be integrated into a single class period. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Education, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Games, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Tests, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Listening Comprehension, Literature, Material Development, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication, Vocabulary, Writing Skills
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 757 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Books
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