ERIC Number: ED259554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Successfully Adapted Activities to Promote Oral Communication.
Chase, Cida S.
A variety of classroom activities and techniques are available to motivate students, engage them, and give immediate positive feedback on oral communication, including: having students give each other elementary arithmetical exercises; circulation of vocabulary cards for immediate use on conversation, with later review; having a system of rewards for target language use outside the classroom; asking and giving directions in the target language, first within and then outside the classroom; personalized drills and conversations; teaching techniques to circumvent unknown vocabulary; teaching vocabulary in clusters of related words; using a game of mutual complimenting; encouraging thinking aloud in the target language; having students question each other on compositions they have written; other interviewing games; and imagining what acronyms might stand for. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Colorado Springs, CO, March 1-3, 1984).