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ERIC Number: ED232467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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McConochie, Jean
International Educational and Cultural Exchange, v7 n2 Fall 1971
The use of errand assignments as a means of encouraging language use outside the language classroom is described. The errand assignments were developed for the Japanese Teachers Program, in which Japanese teachers of English visited the United States for language practice. Participants were asked to go to such places as florists, furniture stores, jewelers, drug stores, barbers, and police stations to perform such errands as purchasing items, finding out prices, and inquiring about local laws. Each errand assignment was given to two people, one of whom acted as the performer while the other served as the reporter. The assignments combined a structured activity with the opportunity for interaction with members of the host culture. (RW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A