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The Display Board in Language Teaching

Alun L. W. Rees
TESOL Quarterly
Vol. 4, No. 2 (Jun., 1970), pp. 161-164
DOI: 10.2307/3586187
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3586187
Page Count: 4
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The Display Board in Language Teaching
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Abstract

The display board is a serviceable though often neglected adjunct to the language lesson. It can extend classwork by engaging the students' interest in a variety of themes connected with the target language, as well as providing the means for presenting the language as a genuine form of communication. Among more incidental benefits may be mentioned training in paying heed to noticeboards, supplying a handy focus for brief spells of conversation practice, and contributing to a community spirit. Best use is made of the display board if it is treated as a regular magazine with the teacher acting as editor and the learners being encouraged to enter their own contributions, particularly those of an original or personal nature whose public display increases student motivation. A number of suggestions are offered for appropriate contributions, together with sources to which the weaker student may be directed for guidance.

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