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ERIC Number: ED340247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Languages Home and Away. Pathfinder 9.
This guide offers ideas and techniques for projects designed to enhance the social and linguistic experiences of students participating in international exchanges. The first section outlines potential topics and procedures for projects conducted in the home, school, or local environment during stays in foreign countries. Most are based on site visits and personal interviews. The second section gives recommendations for ensuring the success of such project work by establishing collaborative relationships with colleagues in the host school, planning work and visits very carefully, and preparing students adequately. Section three contains practical advice for visits to a primary school, nursery school, home for older adults, hospital, market or shopping area, radio station, and library. Followup activities are outlined in section four, and spinoff activities are suggested in section five. Section six presents additional ideas for maximizing the benefits of visits abroad, including organizing collections or exchanges of books, cassettes, games, and other materials, and individual and group assignment topics. Sources of further reading and useful addresses are also listed. A variety of interview formats in French, Spanish, and German are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Interviews, Language Role, Program Administration, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Exchange Programs, Student Projects, Study Abroad
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, United Kingdom (3.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).