ERIC Number: ED226592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Idea Bank: Creative Activities for the Language Class.
Sadow, Stephen A.
Creative second language learning activities for high school and college students are presented. The 45 activites are task oriented, and conducted in a nonthreatening atmosphere, are performed in small groups without teacher supervision, and involve role playing. Four types of activities are described: (1) explanations of ambiguous concepts, (2) creative problem solving, (3) production of advertising copy, and (4) role playing. The activities can be used to teach any language or can be adapted for use with children. They emphasize autonomous interaction and the use of language skills. Each activity description includes information on objectives, preparations, classroom procedures, discussion topics, and followup writing topics. Guidelines for using the activities; a list of the activities arranged by level and theme; and translations of the lessons and key vocabulary in English, French, Spanish, and German are provided. (RW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A