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ERIC Number: ED320438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 15
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Ten Principles of Interactive Language Learning and Teaching. NFLC Occasional Papers.
Rivers, Wilga M.
Ten principles based on the interactive nature of language learning and teaching include the following: (1) the student is the language learner; (2) language learning and teaching are shaped by student needs and objectives in particular circumstances; (3) language learning and teaching are based on normal uses of language, with communication of meanings (in oral and written form) to all basic strategies and techniques; (4) classroom relations reflect mutual liking and respect, allowing for both teacher personality and student personality in a non-threatening atmosphere of cooperative learning; (5) basic to language use are knowledge of language and control of language; (6) development of language control proceeds through creativity, which is nurtured by interactive, participatory activities; (7) every possible medium and modality is used to aid learning; (8) testing is an aid to learning; (9) language learning is penetrating another culture: students learn to operate harmoniously within another culture or in contact with another culture; and (10) the real world extends beyond the classroom walls; language learning takes place in and out of the classroom. (MSE)
Cashier, National Foreign Language Center, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00 including postage and handling; checks payable to NFLC).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Washington, DC. National Foreign Language Center.