ERIC Number: ED169750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Collection, Creation and Analysis of Oral English as an Additional Language Games (K-Adults).
This report summarizes the kinds of oral games that are available to English as an Additional Language (EAL) classrooms, briefly outlines current research, and stresses the need for more exploration in kinds and varieties of games. A guide to typical, successful classroom games, this report includes eighty-one selected oral games, which are fully described with objectives, materials, procedures, preparation, and analyses for each. General pointers for the use of oral games are listed, including a sampling of suggestions by teachers from Vancouver, British Columbia. The suggestions state that games should: (1) be brisk, involving a maximum number of students; (2) offer a change of pace, controlled but entertaining; (3) be an acculturation/enculturation process; (4) demonstrate the various social levels of English; (5) commence with a model and follow with an imitation; (6) be within the ability range of all pupils; (7) have clear directions, and be pretested; and (8) differentiate between children and adults in type and style of all games. Methods for evaluation of oral games are described. (MHP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, Educational Media, English (Second Language), Game Theory, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Media Selection, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Verbal Tests
Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Suite 400, 515 West 10th Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V5Z 4A8
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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