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ERIC Number: ED378786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 8
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Adapting Classroom Activities for Multiple Needs and Purposes: "Find Someone Who..."
Schmidt, Ken
Language Teaching: The Korea TESOL Journal, v2 n1 Apr 1994
An English-as-a-Foreign Language instructor's repertoire of effective classroom activities is extended not only through acquiring useful, new ideas, but through adapting these activities (new and old) for varied needs and purposes. This article focuses on the potential for adaptation of one popular, communicative activity: "Find someone who..." Suggestions for modification include: employing different grammar points, increasing linguistic complexity, decreasing linguistic support, broadening the information gap, using follow-up questions, one-word cues and picture cues, looking for "no" answers, using information questions, doing indirect questioning, linking with follow-up activities, developing topical themes, and using trivia quizzes and personalized cues. Together, these modifications exemplify how many activities can be adapted to better reach our students and respond to the various needs we encounter. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference (Seoul, Korea, 1994).