ERIC Number: ED371629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Communicative Activities for Teaching Listening and Speaking.
Lanier, Lois Kleinhenn, Ed.
A collection of classroom activities for teaching listening and speaking skills in English as a Second Language (ESL) is presented. They are designed to be accompanied by a tape (not included here). All were developed by teachers and have been used successfully in ESL classrooms. Topics and skill areas addressed in the games and exercises include: getting to know classmates; asking questions; using count and non-count nouns; dealing with telephone answering machines; prepositions of location; minimal pair sounds; description of objects; understanding United States culture; traditional folk songs and stories; categorizing; vocabulary development; use of different verbal strategies; integrating language skills; developing a sequence of photographs; individual and cultural differences in use of time; and networking skills. In some cases, student worksheets are also provided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Games, Grammar, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Listening Skills, Phonology, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Telephone Usage Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Maryland English Inst.