ERIC Number: ED263758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Warming Up to Communication.
Garner, Lucia Caycedo; Rusch, Debbie
Daily warm-up exercises are advocated as a means of bridging the gap between previously unrelated activities outside the classroom and immersion into the second language, relaxing the class, and establishing a mood for communication. Variety, careful preparation, assuring that the students understand the activity, feeling free to discontinue an activity that is not working, and extending the activity over several days or into another activity when it is working, are suggested as classroom techniques. Fifteen warm-ups are described for activities including a detective game, mime, information-seeking, giving instructions, a dating game, description, map-making, question-answering and reporting, explanation, and guessing and observation. Notes on developing small-group activities are also included. (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 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (17th, Kansas City, KS, April 11-13, 1985).