ERIC Number: ED338083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Whole World Guide to Language Learning.
An in situ or "on location" approach to language learning is presented for people going abroad for an extended period of time. The approach features two components: (1) the use of a mentor (native speaker who lives in the community and serves as a guide); and (2) the "daily learning cycle" of planning, practicing, communicating face-to-face, and evaluating. This approach gives the traveler responsibility for learning in real interaction situations with immediate feedback. Examples of topics covered include: benchmarks for evaluation; selection, communication with, and compensation for a mentor; hints for increasing interaction opportunities; language structures, nuance, and word clusters; cultural appropriateness; and getting a head start at home. Six detailed lesson plans are included for dining out, transportation, shopping, currency, medical needs, and figuring out meanings of unfamiliar words. Contains 49 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Communication Skills, Cultural Context, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Mentors, Second Language Learning, Travel
Intercultural Press, P.O. Box 768, Yarmouth, ME 04096.
Publication Type: Books
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