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ERIC Number: ED499233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-24
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
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Increasing Language Performance through Engagement in Language Experience
Kerner, Thomas
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This paper describes and supports (through citations of published literature) hands-on and personalized activities that help English (and any other) language learners of all ages and skill levels to acquire and express integrated reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The paper discusses use of motor activities, video, graphic art works and artifacts of ordinary life to develop and elicit language with an emphasis on clarity of situation-specific communication. By learning how to supplement existing curricular tools with readily available materials, readers will acquire ideas and activities that they can implement immediately in their classrooms with minimal preparation. These activities will increase both the level of engagement of students in learning tasks and their subsequent language performance. The author also advises on how to adapt these techniques for assessing performance. [The author wrote this paper in support of the content of a workshop presented at the CamTESOL 2007 conference for ESL teachers in Cambodia.]
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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