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Guidelines for Stage 3 of the Relational approach


  Here are some guidelines to follow when you use the Stage 3 Relational approach to language learning:
  • Spend time with people in a wide range of communication situations.

  • Explore cultural themes with friends.


    The Life History Interview technique

  • Pay attention to the way people say things, as well as what they say.


    The Record for Correction technique

  • Try to understand the values and assumptions underlying the way people act.
  • Investigate and understand the culture in depth.


    The Ethnographic Interview technique

  • Participate in as many community activities as possible, and ask your friends to talk about the activities.
  • Use a Checklist of Language Functions and Situations to expand the number of situations in which you can function effectively in the language.
  • Keep a language learning journal.

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