ERIC Number: ED419383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
The Usefulness of Bilingual Sentence Analysis.
Kanagawa University Studies in Language, n20 p105-14 Mar 1998
A classroom technique for English-as-a-Second-Language instruction using comparative (first- and second-language) sentence analysis is described. The goal is to enhance acquisition of English through internalizing a certain number of sample sentences in English that contrast with the learner's first language (L1). The sentences consist of about 1,000 "global English" expressions used in daily life. The procedure involves (1) listening to the sentence, (2) imitating it, (3) rehearsing individually, (4) transferring the information to cards, separating the English sentence into "sense-groups" and translating it into Japanese, (5) internalizing the sentence structure, (6) transcribing the sentence in a dictation exercise, and (7) sentence use in conversation. Research on comprehensible input, learning readiness, and neuropsychology suggest that this approach will help learners internalize English sentences. (Contains 32 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (11th, Jyvlaskla, Finland, August 4-9, 1996).