ERIC Number: ED309650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Discussion Activities To Increase Intercultural Communication Skills for Japanese Learners in EFL.
Kresovich, Brant M.
Ryudai Review of Language & Literature, n33 p109-132 Dec 1988
The study describes ten discussion activities designed to improve the communicative abilities of Japanese learners of English based on cultural instruction goals. The activities target intermediate and advanced students, but teachers can modify the lessons for false beginners. All exercises stress speaking and listening. They focus on topics related to Japan, requiring students to explain aspects of Japanese culture and compare them with North American customs. For each activity, the report provides the following information as appropriate: level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), time required, cultural theme, language skills, materials needed, procedures, remarks, and acknowledgement. The study provides content of handout materials and appends a brief bibliography. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, North American Culture, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan