ERIC Number: ED371568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Conversation Inspirations for ESL. Supplementary Materials Handbook Three.
Zelman, Nancy Ellen
The book provides over 1,200 conversation topics for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction, grouped into six kinds of conversation activities. An introductory chapter describes the monitored conversation procedure, a classroom technique for recognizing language usage errors and reinforcing the correct form or vocabulary item. Subsequent chapters contain the six types of classroom conversation activity, described in some detail, with a list of recommended conversation topics for that activity type. The activities include: role-plays; interviews; chain stories; talks (self-expression, personal narrative); problem-solving; and discussion. A method for teachers to use in organizing activities and keeping records is also outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Error Correction, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Instruction
Pro Lingua Associates, 15 Elm St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($11; large quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A