ERIC Number: ED431319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Students To Communicate in English: Considerations for Non-Native Speakers of English.
Gebhard, Jerry G.
The text of a workshop lecture and demonstration focus on the use of instructional materials to enhance the communicative competence of students of English as a Second Language in China. The text of the presentation addresses, in question-and-answer form, seven issues: (1) the varied teaching techniques of teachers in different cultural contexts (in this case, Hungary and Japan); (2) why English should be taught for communication; (3) the nature of communication within and across cultures; (4) the primary goal in teaching students to communicate in English; (5) how teachers can emphasize certain skills to facilitate communication; (6) the kinds of materials useful in teaching communication in English; and (7) how non-native ESL teachers can design communicative language lessons. A lesson is then presented that has workshop participants act as ESL beginners. Materials and classroom procedures are suggested for a lesson on a visit to New York City and a reading lesson. A lesson plan for a workshop activity involving the participants as teachers is also included. Contains 14 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China