ERIC Number: ED184354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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The Foreign Language Teacher as "Con Artist."
Hughes, Jean S.
A teacher's experiences in acquiring realia (mostly food-related) for her junior high school French classes are described. The collection of realistic props proved to be both a small adventure in itself and the source of a rewarding change in classroom instruction. The use of a simulated store, in which students bought and sold the imitation food, resulted in greater retention, facility with grammar, and cultural awareness than could be expected with exclusive use of traditional drills. (JB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Food, French, Instructional Innovation, Realia, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; See FL 011 156.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Minneapolis, MN, April 19-21, 1979).