ERIC Number: ED182996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Al-Manakh [The Almanac]. Language Centre Journal, Volume 3 Number 1.
Kuwait Univ., Safat. Language Center.
These nine articles discuss and offer suggestions for various aspects of language teaching. In "Learning Foreign-Language Phonology: You Can't Hear It If You Can't Say It," Victor W. Mason reviews the literature supporting the proposition that accuracy of articulation is required for aural discrimination. In "Teaching Scanning," James Herbolich offers suggestions to the teacher. A technique for using films for listening-comprehension is outlined by Richard D. Webber in "Steps in the Dark." Bill Robinson lists four patterns for stating dimensions and their possible order of frequency in "How Long is a Piece of String?" The results and implications for teaching of an in-house placement test are discussed by Steven D. Spurling in "Item Difficulty on the ELU Arts Placement Test of May and September 1978 and Its Relevance to Development of the ELU Arts Program." Patricia D. Hines offers "A Model for Student Evaluation of an ESP Program." Techniques for providing low-level oral practice are described by Maria Al-Salem in "Games Teachers Play." Promoting advanced speaking skills through greater exposure to conversation is the subject of "Teaching Conversation" by William Starkey. Diana Adams-Smith calls for overt vocabulary teaching through a coherent approach in "The Acquisition of Technical Vocabulary." (PMJ)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Films, Item Analysis, Language Instruction, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Speed Reading, Teaching Methods, Test Items, Verbal Communication, Vocabulary
Kuwait University, Language Centre, English Language Unit, College of Engineering, P.O. Box 5969 Safat, Kuwait (free)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kuwait Univ., Safat. Language Center.