Teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The paperback edition is designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. A distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe, in a collection of essays, the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching.
Preface; List of abbreviations; Part I. What is Interactive Language Teaching?: 1. Interaction as the key to teaching language for communication Wilga M. Rivers; 2. Interactive discourse in small and large groups Claire J. Kramsch; Part II. Language in the Classroom: 3. Speaking and listening: imaginative activities for the language class Stephen A. Sadow; 4. Motivating language learners through authentic materials Bernice S. Melvin and David F. Stout; 5. Interactive oral grammar exercises Raymond F. Comeau; 6. Interaction of reader and text Anthony Papalia; 7. Writing: an interactive experience Gloria M. Russo; 8. Poetry and song as effective language-learning activities Alan Maley; 9. 'The magic if' of theater: enhancing language learning through drama Richard Via; 10. Interactive testing: time to be a test pilot Marlies Mueller; Part III. The Wider World: 11. Culturally diverse speech styles Gail L. N. Robinson; 12. The use of technology: varying the medium in language teaching Karen Price; 13. Interaction outside the classroom: using the community Peter Strevens; 14. Interaction in the computer age Robert Ariew and Joseph T. Ryan, Jr.; Bibliography; Index.