Open Your CLOZEd Minds: Using Cloze Exercises to Teach Foreign Language Reading

Authors

  • Renée Meyer,

    1. Department of Defense
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      Renée Meyer (M.A., The George Washington University) and Emery Tetrault (M. A., The American University) are senior research linguists for the Department of Defense, Fort George G. Meade, MD.

  • Emery Tetrault

    1. Department of Defense
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      Renée Meyer (M.A., The George Washington University) and Emery Tetrault (M. A., The American University) are senior research linguists for the Department of Defense, Fort George G. Meade, MD.


Abstract

ABSTRACT  Various types of cloze-like exercises are effective integrative tasks that allow students to operate meaningfully on authentic foreign language materials. The incomplete texts can be used as part of a general sequence of reading activities in class, several examples of which are included here.

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