ERIC Number: ED389228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation Video Demonstration.
Six class activities for 16 advanced students of English as a Second Language that used videotape recording are described. All are designed to improve pronunciation and general listening and speech skills, and all use videotaping and classroom and home playback for peer and self-assessment. The activities involve: (1) oral interpretation of jokes, humorous sayings, and stories; (2) role playing and impromptu dialogues; (3) brainstorming and debate; (4) creation of commercials; (5) transcription of news reporting and preparation of a news broadcast; and (6) transcription of an English narrative told by a friend. The activities are designed to reduce inhibitions about speaking in English, provide practice in improvising in English in real-life situations, teach use of persuasion and information-giving, promote creativity, and integrate listening, reading, and writing in English. One student's narrative is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Apprehension, Debate, Dialogs (Language), English (Second Language), Feedback, Humor, Interpersonal Communication, Listening Skills, News Reporting, Persuasive Discourse, Pronunciation Instruction, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Story Telling, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Videotape Recordings, Writing Skills
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 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (29th, Long Beach, CA, March 26-April 1, 1995).