ERIC Number: ED384234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Creative Interaction with Dialogues.
Magrath, Douglas R.
A discussion of the use of dialogues in second language instruction focuses on uses of the techniques that are more appropriate than those used in the era of audio-lingual methodology. It is argued that during this period, dialogues were overused. Techniques are offered for use of dialogues to develop learners' listening and speaking skills. Teachers are alerted to possible sources of interference from learners' native languages and are offered a number of specific exercise types that exploit the characteristics of dialogue. These include vocabulary and completion exercises and follow-up conversations. Exercise variations are also proposed, including use of picture dictionaries for prompting and role playing. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Sunshine State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Jacksonville, FL, April 26-29, 1995).