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David Kehe is the author of Conversation Strategies ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 1 review, published ), Discussion Strategies ( avg rating, 6 rat. From Conversation Strategies by David Kehe and Peggy Dustin Kehe. Page 2. From Conversation Strategies by David Kehe and Peggy Dustin Kehe. Conversation Strategies: Pair and Group Activities for Developing Communicative Competence. Front Cover. David Kehe, Peggy Dustin Kehe. 외국어연수사.

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The work is enjoyable for students and teacher. Unfortunately, I find many people these days coming out of ESL teacher-training programs and grad schools with little understanding of basic grammar.

I recently came across some large boxes containing file upon file of activities that I had written.

One day, I decided to put students in pairs Student A and Student B and gave half the prompts to Students A and the other half to Student B, which I hoped would greatly increase the amount of practice each student would get.

They are techniques that help the speaker and listener keep a conversation going to its natural and desired conclusion. And I was able to re-use that exercise several times after that. I assumed that they could on their own understand the point of a lesson—as well as appreciate its intrinsic value.


Although some of those activities ended up being published, I would not tell my younger self about that. The activity was a controlled dialog, in which students listen to their partners cobversation then choose the correct response from pair of choices.

Former students who read this told me that the information helped them understand the behavior of their foreign roommates and classmates and even the people in their own culture better. With an understanding of grammar, instructors can help students develop the ability to more clearly explain their thoughts.

You are going to read an article about some cultural differences. As time passed, I began to wonder whether students were really internalizing anything or not.

Easy to use in any intermediate level class.

Do you like coffee? Return to the Pro Lingua Home Page. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger teacher self? Nobody who knows me well would ever expect that I would be linked in any way with musician Ted Nugent. What are Conversation Strategies?

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krhe Each fun, student-centered activity begins with controlled language and moves to open, imaginative exchanges. Each activity has three parts: ESL students are aware that they are creating an impression on the readers of their written work through their control of grammar.


Also, he made me aware of the importance of the congersation filter in language learning. The audience that I was writing for was my immediate class of students.

I always had a feeling that the countless number of hours that I put into writing exercises for conveesation students would never be a waste of time, so I would reassure my younger self that my instincts were accurate. The night before I tried this new exercise, I had trouble sleeping because I had no idea if it would work.

I soon realized how little grammar I understood but also how important it was.

Where are you going? Students also practice polite forms, rejoinders, clarifications, follow-up questions, getting a response, expressing probability, interrupting, and avoiding conversation killers. Strategiess was a transformative experience for me.

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Do you have a dog? This is a technique that you can use in almost any stfategies. Who has influenced you the most? Some examples of this are: David Kehe has taught ESL for over 35 years in four countries.

Intermediate, Primary to Adult.