What are the
benefits of the dictations?
dictations make the students and the teacher aware of
the comprehension errors of the English language student
--phonological, grammatical, or both. (students often
have problems with the plural, the possesive case and
- dictations shows student the spelling errors they
- dictations give students practice in comprehending
and transcribing clear English prose.
- dictations give students valuable practice in notetaking.
English language college students may already be in
courses in which they must take notes of lectures delivered
in English at normal speaking speed. While no one should
take lecture notes that are exact transcriptions, learning
to write spoken language quickly is an essential college
- dictations give practice in correct forms of speech.