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ERIC Number: ED317054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 19
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Teaching Spanish Verbal Routines: How To Perform Different Functions Appropriately.
Garcia, Carmen
The methods by which Spanish verbal routines may be taught to second language learners are discussed. Verbal routines are fixed phrases shared by competent language speakers to handle communicative interactions appropriately and effectively. Five activities for teaching a wide range of verbal routines used for the performance of different language functions are presented for students at intermediate, advanced, and superior proficiency levels. The functions include asking and giving directions; making, accepting, and refusing invitations; agreeing and disagreeing; complaining and handling a complication; and making an accusation. The activities begin with the introduction of the verbal routines to be taught, followed by dialogues in which they are realized. The dialogues are examples of "simulated authentic discourse." These dialogues are followed by listening comprehension and oral production exercises. The listening comprehension exercises emphasize the sociolinguistic aspects of the interaction, and the oral production activities present mechanical, meaningful, and/or communicative exercises geared to developing students' communicative competence. Each activity is presented in the format of a lesson plan and includes such information as the level of instruction, the content or topic of the interaction, the context or situation where the activity is carried out, and the functions performed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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