ERIC Number: ED460640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Facilitating Proficiency, Authentic Assessment, the Internet and Student Activities.
Haigh, Rosemary; Lennon, Patricia; Moore, Douglas; Taliercio-Cohn, Carmela
Techniques for combining a communicative approach to second language teaching with assessment and use of Internet resources are presented. Emphasis is on beginning and intermediate language instruction. Two levels of student assessment projects designed for a unit on community and neighborhood are presented. The novice project involves exploration of the immediate community; dual intermediate projects include designing a new community and describing a major world organization. An additional exercise on food and meal-taking in a target-language country, with follow-up exercises, is designed to use Internet resources. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Evaluation Methods, Food, International Organizations, Internet, Introductory Courses, Neighborhoods, Performance Based Assessment, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Student Evaluation, Student Projects
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (45th, New York, NY, April 16-19, 1998).