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ERIC Number: ED268829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Management through the Target Language.
Mohan, Margaret
The communication that occurs in a language classroom is real communication, because the interactions deal with ordinary, everyday matters. The substance of classroom management and the related exchanges between students and teacher, such as roll call and group exercises, provide many opportunities for language learning. Teachers can require students to learn classroom phrases and use them frequently. Teachers should use phrases repeatedly and use more of the target language than the students are able to use, monitor student language use and learn from it, use the language produced by the students, and, from the first class, convince students that foreign language use is essential. The students' native language can be used not only as a last resort, but also, when necessary, for clarity in discussing goals, when checking comprehension, to aid student memory, for test and other instructions, for explanation when necessary, for discussion of culture, especially at lower levels, and for teaching grammar. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: New Approaches in the Language Classroom: Coping with Change. Proceedings of the National Modern Languages Convention (2nd, Dublin, Ireland, January 31-February 1, 1986); see FL 015 669.