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ERIC Number: ED001253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Dec
Pages: 59
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING TECHNIQUE. DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION. FINAL REPORT.
GALAS, EVANGELINE M.; AND OTHERS
AN EXPERIMENTAL TEACHING PROGRAM WAS TESTED AND EVALUATED IN 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSES. TEACHERS WITH LITTLE OR NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IN SPANISH OR FRENCH ENDEAVORED TO TEACH ONE OF THESE LANGUAGES TO THEIR CLASSES BY USING RECORDS AND A MANUAL WRITTEN TO BE USED WITH THE RECORDS. TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WERE TO RECEIVE NO HELP OR INSTRUCTIONS OTHER THAN THAT PROVIDED IN THE RECORDS AND MANUALS WHICH ARE PUBLISHED BY OTTENHEIMER, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. THE CHILDREN AND MOST TEACHERS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC THROUGHOUT AND FELT THAT MUCH WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THERE WERE, HOWEVER, CERTAIN DRAWBACKS, MAJOR WERE PROBLEMS IN PROPER PRONUNCIATION BECAUSE EITHER OF THE INABILITIES OF THE INSTRUCTOR OR INADEQUACIES IN SOUND EQUIPMENT OR IN THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS. ALL INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM WERE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO EVALUATE IT, INCLUDING ONE CLASS OF STUDENTS AS WELL AS TWO PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS AND TWO LINGUISTS. COMMENTS IN GENERAL WERE FAVORABLE TO THE METHOD, BUT SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS WERE FOUND TO BE NECESSARY. BOTH LINGUISTS FELT THE EXPERIMENT SHOWED ENOUGH PROMISE TO CONTINUE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TYPE OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION PROGRAM. (QUOTATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF TEACHERS, CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS TO THE PROGRAM ARE INCLUDED.)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA