ERIC Number: ED343439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Strategy Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Speaking.
Chamot, Anna Uhl; And Others
This resource guide is designed to provide foreign language teachers with suggestions for helping students become better language learners. The four chapters of the guide for teaching speaking skills are as follows: (1) Teaching Learning Strategies (e.g., rationale for teaching, types, useful strategies, guidelines, instructional sequence, and specific strategies such as directed attention, self-monitoring, repetition, note-taking, and translation); (2) Learning to Speak and Communicate (e.g., how and why, instructional guidelines, how to begin); (3) Lessons Plans for Learning Strategy Instruction (e.g., introducing speaking tips, instructor role, unpredictability, student goals and expectations, and specific lesson plans); and (4) An Integrated Strategy Approach to Language Teaching (dialogues and narratives, and cultural points). Lesson plans include the following: types of native language speaking, registers, speaking functions, directed and selective attention, repeating, memorizing, developing recall ability, using appropriate expressions, substitution, self-monitoring, questioning, and some integrated proficiency-oriented speaking activities. An appendix provides examples of macro-tasks, and nine worksheets cover such topics as typical scripts for different speaking situations, recall, fillers to sound more like a native speaker, and questions. Contains 14 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), French, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Oral Language, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Methods, Verbal Ability, Worksheets
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.