Alice Homstad (M.S., University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee) (M.A. candidate, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee) is a Spanish instructor at University of Wisconsin Center, Sheboygan, WI.
El intérprete: A Pair Activity to Promote Communicative Competence in Spanish
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1986 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 289–297, September 1986
How to Cite
Homstad, A. (1986), El intérprete: A Pair Activity to Promote Communicative Competence in Spanish. Foreign Language Annals, 19: 289–297. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1986.tb01013.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: This article describes the underlying constructs in the research, purpose, and implementation of an original classroom/language laboratory activity to promote creative inter-student communication. The materials were developed with an eye toward lowering the affective filter and concentrating on the message to be communicated. An added benefit is entertainment, even occasional laughter, on the part of students. The activity has been used during the second year of university instruction but could also be included in the high school curriculum.