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Macleod, Flora J.; Macmillan, Philip; Norwich, Brahm – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
There is now a renewed emphasis in the UK on short intensive interventions to tackle reading failure. In this paper we report on the effect of a programme based on a view that reading problems are associated with the inability of the learner to deal with speech at the level of individual speech sounds even though they may be fully competent in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Intervention, Age
Tolhuizen, James H. – Online Submission, 2006
The difficulties and the advantages of giving oral critiques of student speeches are discussed. The advantages of using oral critiques are such that many speech teachers will want to include them. It is argued in this paper that the difficulties associated with oral critiques can be overcome by using communication messages that are intended to…
Descriptors: Speeches, Student Evaluation, Public Speaking, Communication Skills
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Yang, Hui-Jen; Lay, Yun-Long – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
A computer-aided Mandarin phonemes training (CAMPT) system was developed and evaluated for training hearing-impaired students in their pronunciation of Mandarin phonemes. Deaf or hearing-impaired people have difficulty hearing their own voice, hence most of them cannot learn how to speak. Phonemes are the basis for learning to read and speak in…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Mandarin Chinese, Hearing Impairments, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Morton, Hazel; Jack, Mervyn A. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2005
This paper describes a CALL approach which integrates software for speaker independent continuous speech recognition with embodied virtual agents and virtual worlds to create an immersive environment in which learners can converse in the target language in contextualised scenarios. The result is a self-access learning package: SPELL (Spoken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Feedback, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Woodard, Carol; Haskins, Guy; Schaefer, Grace; Smolen, Linda – Young Children, 2004
This article presents the Let's Talk project as a different approach to oral language development. This approach was based on observations of classrooms in the Netherlands where children talked at large tables while playing with miniature figures representing people and objects they were familiar with in their daily lives. It was also influenced…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Feedback
Kehe, David; Kehe, Peggy – ESL Magazine, 2003
Highlights two speaking activities for use in the English-as-a-Second-Language classroom that aim to meet students' specific conversational needs. Provides a sample feedback form and suggestions on how to implement it that will increase the effectiveness of the proposed activities. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Feedback
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Hill, Monica; Storey, Anne – ELT Journal, 2003
Describes the development of an online course that aims to help tertiary students improve their English oral presentation skills. The course aims to allow learners to prepare their presentations out of class and then practice these skills in class with peer and teacher feedback. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language)
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Poon, Anita Y. K. – Open Learning, 2003
It is argued that language learning ought to be interactive. The traditional language classroom provides a favourable interactive situation for language learners. By contrast, the distance education mode is limited in some ways regarding language learning. Necessarily, distance education involves, primarily, self-learning. Face-to-face learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Oral Language, Open Universities
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Han, ZhaoHong – TESOL Quarterly, 2002
Reports on a small-scale study of recasts--a form of corrective feedback. Subjects were eight adult second language learners (L2) of English. Data consisted of oral and written narratives primed by cartoon series and produced by both subjects in both groups. Recasts were found to be successful because they heightened the L2 learners awareness and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Correction, Feedback, Oral Language
Chaudron, Craig – 1988
Recent classroom-centered research and its implications for the teaching and learning of languages are reviewed in this book. It synthesizes and evaluates critical research about the way student and teacher behaviors affect language learning, and discusses research methods. Chapters explore the following topics: (1) major issues in second language…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Feedback, Language Research, Oral Language
Wells, Gordon – 1993
In a discussion of the role of language in education, education is viewed as a semiotic apprenticeship, or opportunity to gain the cultural tools and practices for meaning-making in construction of knowledge. This process occurs through guided participation in discipline-based forms of inquiry. In this enterprise, language is seen as having a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Inquiry
Preston, Twila L.; Todd-Mancillas, William R. – 1985
A study explored (1) the types of teacher oral feedback statements student speakers identify as helpful in improving their speeches, and (2) the types of oral feedback they identify as making them feel either good or bad about their speaking abilities. The student speakers--two female graduate students and a female graduate teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communication Research, Feedback, Higher Education
Westerfield, Kay – 1987
A course in English for business administration using the case study method is described. The course is designed for graduate students and makes use of a common technique for analyzing and solving business problems. The approach is aimed at improving both oral and writing skills in English through small group discussion and written analysis. A…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL. – 1985
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 16 titles deal with a variety of topics including the following: (1) a descriptive survey of the attitudes and perceptions of speech communication faculty concerning computers and computer assisted instruction; (2) a planned…
Descriptors: Administrators, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making
Chase, Cida S. – 1984
A variety of classroom activities and techniques are available to motivate students, engage them, and give immediate positive feedback on oral communication, including: having students give each other elementary arithmetical exercises; circulation of vocabulary cards for immediate use on conversation, with later review; having a system of rewards…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Feedback
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