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ERIC Number: ED348853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Activities: Increase the Challenge.
Four classroom activities for second language learning are described. They include games and other exercises designed to enhance vocabulary development, review grammatical structures, encourage conversation on a variety of topics, and introduce cultural elements into instruction. All use materials that are readily available, and all are intended for use in either small groups (two to four students) or large groups (the entire class divided into two teams). For each activity, required materials, preparations, object of the game, specific procedures, and additional applications or adaptations are provided. The first, modeled after the game of snakes and ladders, is designed to help students use and synthesize content material. The second, using the principle of the game of checkers, can be used to review information about two countries. The third, played like tic-tac-toe, five-in-a-row, is a fast-paced activity designed to review and reinforce vocabulary and grammatical structures otherwise seen by students as tedious and boring. The fourth is a puzzle using fairy tales dissected into sentences, intended to reinforce basic vocabulary and to enhance learning through contextual meaning and repetitive use of the language. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Acting on Priorities: A Commitment to Excellence. Dimension: Languages '90. Report of Southern Conference on Language Teaching; see FL 020 470.