ERIC Number: ED434537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
New Ways in Using Communicative Games in Language Teaching. New Ways in TESOL Series II: Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Shameem, Nikhat, Ed.; Tickoo, Makhan, Ed.
This guide describes 94 classroom games designed to teach communicative skills in English as a second language, allowing students to use communication strategies in English in realistic situations similar to those in which they would use their native language. An introductory section outlines the rationale for the use of games in communicative second language learning, the method used for selecting the tasks and activities presented, and the goals of communicative activities. Subsequent sections detail activities in five categories: learning communication strategies (asking questions, negotiating, pronunciation); learning content material (guessing words in context, developing reading skills, cultivating writing skills, establishing speaking skills); learning from one another (enriching vocabulary and productive vocabulary use, imparting and seeking factual information, confirmation and clarification, expressing emotional attitudes); developing skills in discourse (conducting interviews and conversations, collaborative storytelling in spoken and written forms, grammar in discourse); and developing fluency (review and revision, developing fluency with known vocabulary, capitalizing on content, sharpening speaking skills, working with writing). Information provided about each activity includes targeted class levels, instructional aims, class time, preparation time, materials needed, procedures, caveats and options, references and further reading, and the teacher-contributor. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Games, Grammar, Guessing (Tests), Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Language Fluency, Pronunciation Instruction, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Story Telling, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.