Purposeful Practice with the Four-by-Six Card: Quick, Convenient, and Communicative


  • Gerard L. Ervin

    1. The Ohio State University
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      Gerard L. Ervin (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is Director of the Foreign Language Center and Associate Professor of Russian at The Ohio State University.


ABSTRACT  Even the best teachers need suggestions for purposeful, enjoyable, communicative activities that relate to the level of their students and the lessons they've been doing. This article offers several ideas that can be utilized with very little planning, and that can be augmented and improved upon from year to year, creating a file of useful student-centered modules the teacher can tap at a moment's notice.