ERIC Number: ED285419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Building Proficiency: Activities for the Four Skills.
Snyder, Barbara; And Others
The concept of language proficiency and the process of language skill development are discussed, and classroom activities that build proficiency in the four language skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are described. General considerations in using the activities are noted. Skill development activities for all skill areas have some common characteristics: relevant vocabulary, language and situations that are meaningful to the students, real communication, practice of skills needed in the real world, a direct connection between the activity and the skill being learned, and motivational power. A description of six types of activities that help students develop communicative skills in the four skill areas is presented. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Birckbichler, Diane W., Ed. Proficiency, Policy, and Professionalism in Foreign Language Education. Selected Papers from the 1987 Central States Conference; see FL 016 895.