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ERIC Number: EJ1166136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Evaluating Communicative Language by Using Creative Dialogues
de Souza Miranda, Mateus Emerson
English Teaching Forum, v55 n4 p32-35 2017
Students need opportunities to be creative and express themselves while learning a new language, during both classroom activities and tests at the end of a term or unit. The focus of the author's practice when assessing students' knowledge is to use creative dialogue techniques as a way to prevent students from simply repeating a given dialogue they had studied or prepared. But how can teachers motivate students to interact creatively. In this article, the author presents an interactive evaluation method for use with upper-beginner and intermediate students in communicative English courses. This method--which can also be used to give students general practice--draws from interactive oral tests the author has used and is an attempt to make students use language within a communicative context. In the process, students exchange information and do not use language predictably, enabling them to converse while being assessed or while practicing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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