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This paper describes eleven speaking projects which have been developed around the beliefs that a conversation class is successful when:
- the focus is on the students talking, not the teacher talking
- the atmosphere is non-threatening
- the material is personally relevant
- the students use each other as sources of correction
Each project is comprised of two separate speaking activities. The first uses teacher-prepared material. The second consists of four steps in which students: (1) in groups, create material modeled after the teacher-prepared material, (2) have it checked by the teacher, (3) use it with the whole class.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Communication | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Kehe, David J. and Kehe, Peggy Dustin, "A Set of Student-Invested Materials for A Conversation Class" (1982). MA TESOL Collection. 368.