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Carton, Dana – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Outlines a "post office" lesson used in foreign language teaching. Students write postcards to each other and class conversation becomes a realistic exercise in asking directions to the Post Office, price of postage, methods of mailing, etc. (CHK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, French
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Feeny, Thomas – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Use of challenge questioning is an approach to stimulating classroom conversation in a foreign language. Students ask questions, based on a reading selection, whose answers are not clearly given in the text. The instructor or other students are challenged to respond, and spontaneous conversation is facilitated. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Classroom Techniques, Language Instruction
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Carton-Caprio, Dana – Modern Language Journal, 1975
A shopping exercise for the foreign language classroom is described. In this exercise, students contribute unused items, "money" is provided, and the students then set up stores and buy and sell the items. (RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, French, Higher Education
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Morgenstern, Douglas – Modern Language Journal, 1976
Eight different activities are suggested for the foreign language conversation class in order to vary the textbook emphasis. Among the suggested situations are a "last people on earth" session, sensitivity sessions, descriptions of paintings or photos, an improvised drama, and a mock trial. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Conversational Language Courses, Language Instruction, Learning Activities