ERIC Number: ED343419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Tapping a Vital Resource: Student-Generated Materials.
Student-generated materials are a means by which students may be brought into the role of active participant in their own second language learning processes. To create their own materials, students can engage in the following types of activities: (1) performance, or those in which the student prepares and delivers a message to the group (e.g., student speeches in which peer and self-evaluation play a significant part); (2) participation, in which the student engages in some communicative activity in a natural setting (e.g., spontaneous conversation or interview with a native speaker); and (3) observation, in which the student observes and/or records linguistic interactions between two or more native or fluent speakers of the target language (e.g., analysis of greeting behaviors). These three activity types offer a wide range of possibilities and flexible applications for intermediate to advanced language learning. Student-generated materials can provide a rich and practical way to meet the goal of interaction and the need for real communicative tasks, and to encourage students to be their own teachers. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Materials for Language Learning and Teaching. Anthology Series 22; see FL 020 138.