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ERIC Number: ED001703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep-30
Pages: 84
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EXPERIMENTATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE EFFECTIVE METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES BY MAKING EXTENSIVE USE OF ELECTRO-MECAHNICAL AIDS.
REICHARD, JOSEPH R.
THE ATTEMPT IS MADE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT ONE INSTRUCTOR CAN TEACH TWICE AS MANY STUDENTS AT THE SAME TIME, WITHOUT IMPAIRING THE QUALITY OF STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENT, BY MAKING EXTENSIVE USE OF THE MAGNETIC TAPE RECORDING LABORATORY IN CLOSE COORDINATION WITH CLASSROOM ACTIVITY. THE OBERLIN COLLEGE STUDY CONTINUED FOR 4 YEARS. THROUGH USE OF A VARIETY OF TESTS AND ADEQUATE INTER- AND INTRA-SCHOOL CONTROL CLASSES, IT WAS SHOWN THAT STUDENTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASS PERFORMED SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THOSE IN THE CONTROL GROUP. THE CAUSES FOR THIS DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED. THE TWENTY-FIVE STUDENTS IN THE CONTROL GROUP MET WITH THE INSTRUCTOR 5 HOURS PER WEEK. THE FIFTY STUDENTS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO EQUAL GROUPS. EACH GROUP MET WITH THE INSTRUCTOR FOR 3 HOURS IN THE CLASSROOM AND 3 IN THE LAB EACH WEEK. THE RESULTS SUGGEST THAT--(1) 3 HOURS OF LABORATORY WORK CAN BE SUBSTITUTED FOR 2 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION WITH THE THIRD HOUR DEVOTED TO THE ALTERNATION BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY, (2) SKILLS IN THE LAB SHOULD BE ALTERNATED BETWEEN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE ACTIVITIES, (3) HIGH LEVEL CULTURAL MATERIALS CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE LABORATORY, (4) NEW MATERIAL SHOULD BE PRESENTED IN SHORT UNITS. AN APPENDIX TO THE STUDY PRESENTS A LIST OF TAPE-RECORDED AND VISUAL MATERIALS, TENTATIVE SCHEDULES OF ELEMENTARY GERMAN CLASSES AND SAMPLE EXAMINATIONS.
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Authoring Institution: Oberlin Coll., OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Oberlin)