ERIC Number: ED284436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Teaching the English Article System.
Rinnert, Carol; Hansen, Mark
An effective, systematic approach to teaching English articles in English as a second language instruction is described, with specific exercises using the approach presented. Background information on count and non-count nouns and determiners in English is outlined. Four principles underlying the choice of definite or indefinite articles in English are discussed: (1) first and second mention: simple; (2) first and second mention: complex; (3) unique, one of a kind mentions; and (4) modifiers before and after the noun. Appendices include 18 exercises involving cloze procedures, rewriting, and explanations illustrating the application of the four principles. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Japan Association of Language Teachers' International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (Seiri Gakuen, Hamamatsu, Japan, November 22-24, 1986).