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ERIC Number: ED002292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Sep
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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INITIATING THE AUDIO-ORAL TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES ON THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS IN THE BELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
MATKOVICK, EDWARD
DIRECTED TOWARD THE INITIATION OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN A SPECIFIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, TRADITIONAL AND AUDIO-ORAL METHODS OF TEACHING GERMAN ARE COMPARED. A DESCRIPTION OF A PILOT CLASS IN AUDIO-ORAL, BEGINNING GERMAN IS GIVEN. SUCH ASPECTS AS PHONOLOGY, CONTINUED ORAL DRILL, CLASS ACTIVITIES WHICH DEMAND INSTANTANEOUS RESPONSES IN GERMAN, GRAMMATICAL APPROACHES, THE ROLE OF TESTING, AND THE USE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY ARE DISCUSSED. THE STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS THOUGHT, WROTE, AND SPOKE LIVELY GERMAN, WITH A MINIMUM REGARD TO GRADES. REACTIONS TO THE TRADITIONAL GERMAN CLASS, TAUGHT SIMULTANEOUSLY BY THE SAME INSTRUCTOR ARE THAT LEARNING WAS SLOWER, SPEAKING AND WRITING WERE STILTED, MANY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS WERE GIVEN, AND MUCH CONCERN EXISTED OVER GRADES. IN PLANNING FOR AUDIO-ORAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES, LABORATORY ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE GEARED DIRECTLY INTO CLASS ACTIVITIES AND SHOULD BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF A SYSTEMATIC, PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT, TESTING DEVICE. IN EACH SCHOOL, A LABORATORY COMMITTEE SHOULD BE FORMED AND CONSIST OF THE LABORATORY DIRECTOR, TEACHERS, AND AUDIOVISUAL DEPARTMENT AND CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM LANGUAGE DIRECTOR AND THE COMMITTEE SHOULD PLAN THE BUDGET, SCHEDULING, MAINTENANCE TRAINING, AND SELECTION AND CREATION OF PROGRAMED MATERIALS. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUDIO-ORAL MATERIALS FOR FIRST-YEAR LEVEL JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSES IN FRENCH, GERMAN, AND SPANISH IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Bellevue Public Schools, WA.
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