Dictogloss & Reduced Relative Clauses

4 thoughts on “Dictogloss & Reduced Relative Clauses”

  1. Love a dictogloss, me. I think it became non-standard TEFL because NESTs probably have a bad experience of dictation at school. However, it isn’t dictation, is it? It’s listening for overall meaning. I tend to use it to get learners to use bottom-up strategies like listening for stressed words and chunks either side.


  2. One of my jobs is to teach Czech to Russian-speaking learners.They seem to think Czech is fairly easy to learn, but dictogloss always has them realise there still are areas to work on. On the other hand, I need to be careful with my Vietnamese learners of CZ for whom it can be too hard. I love the specific grammar focus of your activity. Regarding Marc’s comment – in CZ the point is not really chunks and stress but case/verb endings and diacritics.

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