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ERIC Number: ED002277
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 11
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MODERN METHODS FOR MODERN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION.
FASTUCA, JOANNA; LAUDA, B.G.
TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS RELATED TO MODERN METHODS OF OF MODERN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION ARE GIVEN. THE MODERN METHOD TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHOULD BE TAUGHT AS A NATIVE ONE IS LEARNED, THROUGH A PROGRESSION FROM LISTENING AND IMITATION TO CONVERSATION, TO READING, AND THEN TO WRITING. LANGUAGE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AN EXERCISE IN PROBLEM SOLVING RATHER IT SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH THE FORMATION AND PERFORMANCE OF HABITS. A CLASS IS A SESSION IN WHICH BOOKS ARE NOT USED AND DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF STRUCTURE ARE AVOIDED. ALL SENTENCES ARE MODELED BY THE TEACHER IN CORRECT SPEECH PATTERNS. WHILE PRACTICING THE TARGET LANGUAGE, THE STUDENTS NEVER USE ENGLISH, AND ENGLISH IS SELDOM USED BY THE TEACHER. AFTER THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN SATURATED WITH THE SOUND AND FEEL OF THE LANGUAGE, AND HAVE A FIRM FOUNDATION OF BASIC VOCABULARY, THEY MAY THEN PROCEED TO THE STRUCTURAL PHASE OF THE LANGUAGE. UNDER THIS SYSTEM, STUDENTS ADVANCE BY LEVELS (RATHER THAN GRADES) OF STRUCTURED AND SEQUENTIAL LANGUAGE EXPERIENCES THAT REQUIRE MASTERY OF BASIC PRESCRIBED MATERIALS AND SKILLS. THE DIALOG IS A VALUABLE TECHNIQUE FOR INTRODUCING NEW MATERIAL. THE STUDENTS CAN LEARN MEANINGFUL CONTENT MATERIAL WHICH WILL SERVE AS A BASIS FOR VOCABULARY AND STRUCTURE DRILLS. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF PRACTICE DRILLS, AND THEY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED IN CHORAL RESPONSE UNTIL THE TEACHER FEELS THAT AN AUTOMATIC RESPONSE HAS BEEN SET UP IN THE MIND OF EACH STUDENT. THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD. A LANGUAGE LABORATORY SHOULD BE DIRECTED BY A RESPONSIBLE PERSON WHO SUPERVISES THE ACTIVITIES OF BOTH LEARNERS AND MACHINES.
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Authoring Institution: Peters Township School District, McMurray, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (McMurray)