ERIC Number: ED277263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
An Analytical Approach to the Teaching of Spoken German.
In language learning, one important prerequisite for successful imitation of the native speaker is full awareness of his linguistic behavior and, if possible, its analysis. Brief language immersion and brief periods of conversation in the target language do not provide enough opportunity to observe the native speakers' linguistic peculiarities and conversational techniques. Second language instruction in German should include conscious analysis of specific aspects of the target spoken language before extensive exposure to native speakers. A thorough knowledge of these linguistic phenomena would contribute significantly to achieving communicative competence, make exposure to native speech more productive, and ensure that students can cope with the social factors inherent in spoken language usage. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Doble, G., Ed. and Griffiths, B. T., Ed. Oral Skills in the Modern Languages Degree. Proceedings of a Conference at the University of Bradford (Bradford, England, January 3-6, 1984); see FL 016 311.