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ERIC Number: ED238295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning by Heart and by Habit.
Davies, Paul
MEXTESOL Journal, v7 n3 p8-18 Oct 1983
It is proposed that since patterns and routines seem to be of great importance in the early stages of first and second language learning, classroom conditions can promote similar early progress, both holistically and in the development of an internalized generative grammar. In addition, a modeled text is found to be more productive than unmodeled discourse. Classroom activities and routines that both pattern responses and simulate real situations are suggested. These activities fall, pedagogically, into a middle ground between drills and free communicative use of language, and are proposed for any general purpose course. Examples of the kind of classroom routine recommended include calling roll at the beginning of class and having verbal exchanges regarding written exercises. Routine review activities include asking or telling about a person, place, and so on. Dialog and guided conversations suggested include a Friday conversation in anticipation of the weekend, or a cocktail party conversation. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A