ERIC Number: ED295462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages: Teaching for Communication. A Compendium of Teacher-Authored Activities for Foreign Language Classes. Report of Workshops (Boca Raton, Florida, January 10, 1987-May 30, 1987).
Saporita, Richard D., Ed.
Phase 1 of a 2-phase project consisted of a series of 9 workshops designed to help teachers use the communicative approach to second language teaching in planning lessons. The workshops in turn resulted in a collection of 118 teacher-developed communicative activities and lesson plans in these categories: (1) developing communicative skills in the foreign language class; (2) adapting textbooks to foreign language course objectives; (3) teaching the target culture through the target language; (4) the role of audiovisual materials in developing oral proficiency; and (5) evaluating communicative skill development in the foreign language classroom. Contents on developing communicative skills in the foreign language classroom are subdivided into sections of listening comprehension, developing creative and communicative activities, and syllabus design for interactive learning. Each section of the collection addresses a different category or subcategory, and within each section is an introduction and a series of teacher-designed lesson plans. The lesson plans are language-specific but can be adapted to other languages. (MSE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, West Palm Beach, FL.; Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton.