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ERIC Number: EJ830638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
Talking up a Storm! Real Language in Action
Dann, Tammy; Cornwell, Lindsey
Learning Languages, v13 n2 p14-17 Spr 2008
Information gap activities are partner tasks that improve interpersonal communication skills. One student has information the other student needs, hence a "gap" exists that students seek to close through communication. As students gain experience and language skills, they create language that is more meaningful. These are activities that even students with limited amounts of language can do successfully with different levels of scaffolding. In this article, the authors provide tips on getting started with gap activities. They also discuss various types of gap activities. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa