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ERIC Number: EJ299799
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Putting Reality into Role Play.
Piper, Terry
TESL Canada Journal, v1 n2 p29-34 Mar 1984
Argues that fictitious roles and situations, particularly if too far removed from the students' experiences, contribute to the failure of role-playing activities as a teaching technique in second language classes. Offers an alternative view of role-taking and eight principles to guide teachers in their selection and adaptation of role-play materials. (SED)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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