ERIC Number: ED383182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Communicate. In Focus: The Languages Classroom. Teacher's Notes.
Bromidge, Wendy; Burch, James
The teacher's guide is designed to accompany video recordings (not included here) of second language classroom interactions, and used to enhance language teachers' understanding of the dynamics of target language use in the classroom. An introductory section offers arguments in support of the use of the target language and offering specific suggestions for techniques of target language use. The four subsequent parts of the guide correspond to video sequences of classroom interaction. The first is a recording of a British secondary school second-year French class in which some students have special needs. Topics discussed in the guide include a warm-up activity, student-to-student language use, topic, introduction of new vocabulary or structures, and student-to-teacher language use. The second sequence is a mixed-ability secondary school group in first-year German; classroom behaviors and interactions are noted. The third recording is of third-year German students in a secondary school class; again, notes are offered on classroom activities. The fourth sequence concerns two classes, those in the first and second sequences; classroom interactions are described briefly. After a brief concluding section, reproducible visual aids for French and German instruction are presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, French, German, Language of Instruction, Language Role, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Secondary Education, Videotape Recordings
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 20 Dedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LB, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).