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Techniques and Activities for Self-directed Language Learners
 
by Carol J. Orwig
Sandra G. Wimbish
 

Complete Table of Contents

Summary

This book contains detailed descriptions of techniques and activities you can use to learn a second language in by working with speakers of the language. Each technique has a detailed description of the objectives of the technique, the guidelines to follow and the procedure to use. These techniques can be helpful to you in developing your own language learning program or supplementing a language school.

Introduction to Techniques and activities

Index of techniques

Techniques for improving pronunciation
Techniques for developing grammatical accuracy
Index to grammatical structures you can learn through comprehension techniques
Techniques for building vocabulary
Techniques for learning discourse structures
Techniques for practicing communicative functions
Techniques for learning appropriate varieties
Techniques for learning interactional skills
Techniques for building cultural understanding

Techniques for self-directed language learners

The Comprehension Building techniques
The Audio Archive technique
The Look and Listen techniques
The Illustrated Dictionary or Picture Book technique
Example: The Illustrated Dictionary or Picture Book technique
The Photo Book technique
The Picture Book Plus Recordings technique
The Picture Cues technique
Example: The Picture Cues technique
The Picture Descriptions technique
Example: The Picture Descriptions technique
The Dialogue Strip technique
Example: Illustrating a greeting exchange
The Physical Response techniques
The Listen and Do technique
Example: How to use the Listen and Do technique
The Following Spoken Directions technique
Example: Following Spoken Directions
Introducing and Expanding Material
The Predictable Text techniques
The Bilingual Reading technique
Example: The Bilingual Reading technique
The Familiar Stories technique
Example: The Familiar Stories technique
The Shared Experiences technique
Example: The Shared Experiences technique
The Dumb-Smart Question technique
Example: The Dumb-Smart Question technique
The Culture Exploration techniques
The Interview techniques
The Ethnographic Interview technique
The Life History Interview technique
Example: The Life History Interview technique
The Discovering Categories technique
The Kinship Analysis technique
The Participant Observation technique
The Script Analysis technique
Example: How to use the Script Analysis technique
The Discourse Practice techniques
The Cloze technique
The Dialogue techniques
The Simulations technique
Example: The Simulations technique
The Dialogue Variations technique
Example: The Dialogue Variations technique
The Reverse Role-Play technique
Example: The Reverse Role-Play technique
The Role-Play technique
Example: The Role-Play technique
The Series technique
The Text Portfolio technique
The Text Analysis technique
The Write and Rewrite technique
Example: The Write and Rewrite technique
The Memory Reinforcement techniques
The Semantic Map technique
Example: The Semantic Map technique
The Flashcards technique
The Color-coding technique
Example: The Color-coding technique
The Symbol Association technique
Example: The Symbol Association technique
The Mental Image technique
The Production Practice techniques
The Handling Idioms technique
Example: The Handling Idioms technique
The Limited Answer techniques
The Simple Question and Answer technique
Example: The Simple Question and Answer technique
The True-False Comprehension technique
Example: The True-False Comprehension technique
The Memorized Routines techniques
The Survival Phrases technique
Example: The Survival Phrases technique
The Power Tools technique
The Pronunciation Practice techniques
The Phonetic Work Chart technique
The Sound Checklist technique
The Single Sound Drill technique
Example: The Single Sound Drill technique
The Sound Contrast Drill technique
Example: The Sound Contrast technique
The Intonation Drill technique
The Stress Pattern Drill technique
Example: The Stress Pattern Drill technique
The Tone Pattern Drill technique
Example: The Tone Pattern Drill technique
The Tone Checklist technique
The Record and Compare technique
Example: The Record and Compare technique
The Record for Correction technique
Example: The Record for Correction technique
The Shortened Forms technique
Example: The Shortened Forms technique
The Structure Practice techniques
The Linking Drill technique
Example: The Linking Drill technique
The Pronominal Reference Drill technique
The Single Sentence Pattern Practice technique
Example: Stage 2 Single Sentence Pattern Practice technique
The Structure Contrast Drill technique
Example: The Structure Contrast (Stage One) technique
Example: The Structure Contrast (Stage Two) technique
The System Drill technique
Example: The System Drill technique: French tenses
The Clause Type Practice technique
Example: The Clause Type Practice technique
The Part of Speech Placement technique
Example: The Part of Speech Placement technique
The Tense Practice technique
Example: The Tense technique

Activities for self-directed language learners

The Eating Out activity
The Join in the Work activity
The Public Transport activity
The Reading the Signs activity
The Shopping Trip activity
The Social Visiting activity
The Telephone Procedures activity
The Telling Jokes activity
The Town Map activity
The Town Survey activity

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