ERIC Number: ED168357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
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Developing Communication Skills: General Considerations and Specific Techniques.
Joiner, Elizabeth Garner; Westphal, Patricia Barney, Ed.
This practical book is designed for the classroom teacher of a second or foreign language at any level. The articles are grouped into two distinct but interdependent sections on general considerations and specific techniques. The contents of the first section are as follows: "Moi Tarzan, Vous Jane?: A Study of Communicative Competence" by P.B. Westphal; "Teaching for Communication" by S.J. Savignon; "Structural Pattern Drills: A Classification" by C.B. Paulston; "Interaction Activities in the Foreign Classroom, or How to Grow a Tulip-Rose" by C.B. Paulston and H.R. Selekman; "Skill-Using, Self-Expression and Communication: Exercises in Three Dimensions" by S.N.J. Zelson; "Teaching Communication" by A. Palmer; "Creating Contexts for Language Practice" by W.R. Slager; and"Developing and Evaluating Communication Skills in the Classroom" by R.M. Valette. The second section, on specific techniques, includes the following articles: "Keep Them Guessing" by E.G. Joiner; "Real Communication: Speaking a Living Language" by A. Omaggio; "The Strip Story: A Catalyst for Communication" by R.E. Gibson; "Developing Communication Skills Through Small Group Techniques" by R.S. Disick; "Real Communication Through Interview and Conversation Cards" by T.M. Bonin and D.W. Birckbichler; "Fusion of the Four Skills: A Technique for Facilitating Communicative Exchange" by R.J. Elkins, T.B. Kalivoda, and G. Morain; "The Self-Directed Dialogue: A Technique for Conversational Practice" by E.G. Joiner; "Skill-Using Activities in the Foreign Language Classroom" by S.N.J. Zelson; and"Personalizing Foreign Language Instruction" by D.E. Wolfe and L.W. Howe. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Interaction Process Analysis, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Newbury House Publishers, 54 Warehouse Lane, Rowley, Massachusetts 01969 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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