Christina Bratt Paulston (Ed.D., Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Interaction Activities in the Foreign Classroom, or How to Grow a Tulip-Rose
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1976 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 248–254, May 1976
How to Cite
Paulston, C. B. and Selekman, H. R. (1976), Interaction Activities in the Foreign Classroom, or How to Grow a Tulip-Rose. Foreign Language Annals, 9: 248–254. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1976.tb03220.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT This paper is a report on using a foreign language for spontaneous communication in an elementary language class. Correction-free, peer communicative-interaction activities should follow the Paulston (TESOL Quarterly, June 1971) MMC structural pattern drilling if autonomous language use is to be achieved. Such interaction proves exhilarating and highly motivating for students due to its realistic communicative force. Four such activities are outlined according to procedures, objectives, and evaluations.