University of Texas at Austin is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Integrating Vocabulary, Grammar, and Culture: A Model Five-Day Communicative Lesson Plan
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1996 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 37–44, March 1996
How to Cite
Ballman, T. L. (1996), Integrating Vocabulary, Grammar, and Culture: A Model Five-Day Communicative Lesson Plan. Foreign Language Annals, 29: 37–44. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1996.tb00841.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT In recent years the foreign language teaching profession has participated in a movement away from the teacher-dominated toward a studen-centered environment. Today's focus is on developing what students can do with a language, not what they know about it. This paper presents a model lesson plan that thematically integrates vocabulary, grammar, and culture. By approaching lesson planning with a task-based orientation, teachers may well find that what they need to teach (i.e., the vocabulary, grammar, and cultural information) will emerge naturally and will be more meaningful for students. The structure of the lesson is of special interest to beginning teachers, but has implications for teachers of all levels.