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ERIC Number: ED224291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching English Through Action.
Segal, Bertha
A complete teaching guide is presented for teaching English as a second language (ESL) according to the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach as was researched by James J. Asher of San Jose (California) State University. The method is based on the following premises: (1) understanding the spoken language should be developed far in advance of speaking; (2) comprehension, much of the grammatical structure, and hundreds of vocabulary items can and should be learned through movement of the teacher's and the student's body; (3) speech is natural and developmental, and will emerge naturally in its own time; and (4) students should not be rushed into reading and writing before they have had ample listening and speaking experience. The 10 unit plans in this guide contain an overview of the vocabulary to be taught via commands, specific directions on what commands are to be presented, an oral review lesson, and grids for individual and small group record keeping. The guide is appropriate for teaching beginning and intermediate ESL on any age level. (Author/AMH)
Berty Segal, Inc., 1749 Eucalyptus St., Brea, CA 92621 (single copy $15.60 including tax and handling charges; $13.78 each for quantity.)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A