ERIC Number: ED421006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Tasks for Independent Language Learning.
Gardner, David, Ed.; Miller, Lindsay, Ed.
The guide contains ideas for independent language learning tasks, written for teachers by teachers from secondary and higher education institutions around the world. The tasks described serve as guidelines for creating varied activities for learners and for setting up ways for learners to take control of their own learning by determining how to complete the task, monitoring how well they perform, and deciding what to do next. Activities to suit all learning levels and to accommodate both learners of English as a second language and learners of English for special purposes are included, and the activities make use of a variety of resources. Most tasks consist of two parts: an explanation of the task; and sample worksheets. The tasks are divided into nine chapters that explore developing the following skills: (1) learning; (2) reading; (3) writing; (4) listening; (5) speaking; (6) vocabulary; (7) grammar; (8) body language; and (9) self-assessment. (MSE)
Descriptors: Body Language, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Higher Education, Independent Study, Language Skills, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Speech Skills, Suprasegmentals, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.