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ERIC Number: ED381006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-10
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teaching English through Newspapers.
Kitao, Kenji
Doshisha Literature, n38 p105-32 1995
Instructional techniques used for college-level English-as-a-Second-Language instruction using newspapers are described. The techniques begin with a class discussion of how reading newspapers can be useful to students of English, introduction of the English newspapers available locally (in this case, in Japan), and advice on getting started reading newspapers. Specific reading strategies are outlined: frequent reading; reading brief articles; reading similar articles at first; reading without a dictionary; understanding the article as a whole; and comparing Japanese and English language versions. Students are told the kinds of information they will find in a newspaper, beyond news stories, and how the paper is organized. Idiosyncratic features of headlines, including deleted words, verb tense, punctuation, and abbreviation, are explained. Organization and grammar of news articles are also detailed. Classroom activities applying and extending this knowledge are included within the text, and additional exercises are appended. Contains 23 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A