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Darian, Steven – Forum, 2001
Illustrates the process of adapting authentic materials for use in the English-as-a-Second-language classroom. Focuses on four areas: semantic elements, lexical elements, syntactic elements, and discourse elements.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Semantics
Ghaith, Ghazi – Forum, 2002
Discusses alternative assessment in the language classroom, provides examples of seven cooperative assessment activities: correcting individual quizzes and homework, observing students at work, interviews, peer composition, oral presentations, group projects, and group processing. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
Englander, Karen – Forum, 2002
Suggests that classroom activities that emphasize interaction help students to use language. Interaction allows students to practice being effective speakers by developing two needed sets of skills: managing an interaction and negotiating meaning. Provides examples of problem solving activities for use in the language classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
Savignon, Sandra J. – Forum, 2002
Discusses five components of an English-as-a-Foreign-Language communicative language teaching (CLT) curriculum. These include language arts, teaching language for a purpose, learning English for personal use, theater arts, and preparing learners for the world beyond the classroom. Suggests the essence of CLT is the engagement of learners in…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Tosta, Antonio Luciano – Forum, 2001
Discusses the use of humor in the English-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom. Suggests that when student laugh they learn better. Highlights ways to make learning activities fun and provides a humor questionnaire. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Humor, Questionnaires
Harshbarger, Lisa – Forum, 2002
Explains the benefits of using "robust reasoning" to discover what works in English-as-a-Foreign-Language classrooms. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reflective Teaching, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Baw, San Shwe – Forum, 2002
Explores a way to use gossip in the language classroom to provide language fluency practice. Shows how certain interpersonal exchanges can be encouraged by exploiting the natural proclivity for talking about people. Activities stress social aspects of learning and are intended to provide learners with opportunities to talk and listen. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication, Language Fluency
Ghosn, Irma K. – Forum, 2001
Discusses the use of literature in the English-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom for enhancing development of children's emotional intelligence. Literature can foster emotional intelligence by providing vicarious emotional experiences that shape the brain circuits for empathy and help children gain insight into human behavior and can promote…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Emotional Development, Empathy
Liao, Xiao Qing – Forum, 2001
Focuses on the use of information gap activities in the English-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom. Describes how teachers can set up situations in the language classroom so that information gaps occur and students can bridge them with genuine communication. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Dumitrescu, Valeriu – Forum, 2000
English for special purposes requires content materials that are not always constructed for the purpose of language learning. Use of authentic materials in the language classroom presents instructors with several challenges, including the development of effective research skills required to manage the vast amount of information available, the…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Media Selection
Kang, Shumin – Forum, 1999
Focuses on the role of learning style and individual differences in English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language (ESL/EFL) learning. Discusses ways to help ESL/EFL educators and program designers gain a better understanding of the human differences in learning and to assist them in selecting classroom teaching strategies when designing curricula.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Individual Differences
Laroche, Jonnah J., Ed. – Forum, 1981
Designed as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and viewpoints of California community college faculty, this journal offers six brief articles on various aspects of 2-year college education. In "Academic Standards and the Open Door," Leon Baradat asserts that community colleges must reverse the trend toward decreased…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal)
Altan, Mustafa Zulkuf; Trombly, Christine – Forum, 2001
Explains how and why a learner-centered classroom was created in a teacher education program. Success was partly the result of involving students in the teaching process and was aided by slowly implementing new techniques and thereby adapting students so they would understand lesson objectives, value communicative tasks, generate activities,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Curriculum
Shaptoshvili, Shalva – Forum, 2002
Illustrates games that can be used for developing vocabulary in the English-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom. The games are intended to be integrated into the general language syllabus and can be an important and enjoyable way of practicing vocabulary. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Games, Memory
Lengeling, M. Martha; Malarcher, Casey – Forum, 1997
Index cards provide an inexpensive and easy source of possible activities for language learning. They can provide a dynamic resource for lessons, giving students a welcome break from textbooks, worksheets, and other standard classroom fare. A few activities for using index cards in the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom are provided.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials
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