ERIC Number: ED359850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas at Work. Techniques for Effective Communication: Giving Feedback and Asking for Clarification. The Work Styles Series Minibook A.
Brod, Shirley, Comp.
Techniques for effective communication are presented in a work style handbook for use by adults with little or no English language skills. Minibook A is composed of some learning activities in the form of games that provide language drill and encourage group rapport. They accommodate students' diverse learning styles and provide flexibility in multi-level classes. The minibook was field-tested with more than 150 adult non-native speakers, aged 18 to 63, in a series of seminars and workshops for job skills and personal effectiveness training. Contents include: (1) "Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All about You" (interview and social language); (2) Feedback for Fun and Profit (active listening, listen/report/do); (3) Please Show Me: A TPR Task-Shadowing Game; (4) Summary of Mainstream English Language Training (MELT) Competencies; and (5) tear-out masters for photocopying. Each chapter is organized with explanations and directions for the teacher, followed by game pages for use with students. Game pages are identified for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Games, Job Skills, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Workplace Literacy
Spring Institute for International Studies, 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80204-2056 ($5.45).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for International Studies, Wheat Ridge, CO.