Language as Topic: Learner-Teacher Investigation of Concordances

  • Raymond Sheehan

Summary

This report describes how I introduced a task-based process with my intermediate level students, wherein teacher explanations of problematic language are replaced by a joint learner-teacher investigation of concordance samples of real language. Thus the topic of the task is an aspect of language itself; exploring the concordance samples generates both spontaneous and planned interaction.

Keywords

Europe Hunt Egypt Toll Clarification 

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

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  • Raymond Sheehan

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