ERIC Number: ED283390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Please Take Note: Teaching Low Level Notetaking.
An introductory course in notetaking for low intermediate students of English as a second language (ESL) is described. The course is designed to give practice in notetaking techniques to college-bound ESI students before they are required to take notes with a competence equal to that of native speakers. The class begins with a discussion of common myths about notetaking versus simple listening, text-reading, or tape-recording. Subsequent activities include a discussion of format or organization; a classroom practice session using a tape-recorded talk, with the teacher taking real notes on the board; teacher-presented talks accompanied by student vocabulary preparation; exercises in discerning main ideas only and then details, accompanied by class discussion; an exercise focusing on abbreviations and partial sentences; writing summaries from notes; and answering questions from notes. Suggestions for making the activities more effective are also given. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Bound Students, Course Content, Course Descriptions, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Introductory Courses, Listening Skills, Notetaking, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Study Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual University of South Florida Linguistics Club Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Teaching (6th, Tampa, FL, June 27-28, 1986).