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Adapting and Writing Language Lessons


FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE. ADAPTING AND WRITING LANGUAGE LESSONS. Foreign Service Institute, 1946, circular emblem. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.



ADAPTING AND WRITING
LANGUAGE LESSONS


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This work was compiled and published with the support of the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, United States of America.


EARL W. STEVICK

FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE

WASHINGTON, D.C.

1971

DEPARTMENT OF STATE



FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE

BASIC COURSE SERIES

Edited by

AUGUSTUS A. KOSKI



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface iii
Introduction vii
Acknowledgments viii
1. What Seems to Be What in Language Teaching 1
2. Working Assumptions, and the Modular Approach to Materials Development 28
3. Evaluating and Adapting Language Materials 44
Appendix A: Adapting a Dialog-Drill Format (Spanish) 66
Appendix B: Adapting a 'Microwave' Format (Telugu) 74
Appendix C: Adapting a Pattern-Practice Format (English) 84
Appendix D: Adapting a Self-Instructional Format (Spanish) 96
Appendix E: Adapting a Lesson Based on a Prose Text (Mauritian Creole) 115
Appendix F: A Lesson for Discussion by Readers (Igbo) 123
4. Writing Adaptable Materials 131
Appendix G: Mutually Derivable Materials in Technical Specialties (Thai) 154
Appendix H: Mutual Complementation of English and Swahili Materials in Training for East Africa  189
Appendix I: Clusters as Supplements (Portuguese) 203
Appendix J: Relevance under stress (Spanish) 215
Appendix K: Unsequenced Presentation of Structures (Swahili) 220
Appendix L: Materials for Discussion by Readers (French) 225
5. Learners Synopses 230
Appendix M: A Learners Synopsis of Thai 235
Appendix N: A Learners Synopsis of Swahili Structure 258
Appendix O: Part of a Learners Synopsis of Kirundi Structure 284
6. Cummings Devices 310
Appendix P: The Cummings Principle in Another Format (English) 331
Appendix Q: Cummings Devices in a Do-it-yourself Kit (Kikuyu) 337
Appendix R: Cummings Devices in a Task-Centered Course (Ponapean) 346
7. Microtexts 365
Appendix S: Microtexts as Parts of a Basic Course (Luganda) 381
Appendix T: Microtexts as Centers for Lessons (Swahili) 387
8. Routine Manipulations 391
Appendix U: Manipulations Based on News Items (Swahili) 403
9. Perspective 431
References 433
Index 445


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