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ERIC Number: ED002346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 8
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LANGUAGE LABORATORIES.
BRUBAKER, CHARLES WILLIAM
THE USE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY HAS GIVEN MANY THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS GOOD LISTENING AND SPEAKING PRACTICE AND HAS BECOME AN EFFECTIVE LEARNING TOOL. THE BASIC PIECE OF EQUIPMENT OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY IS THE TAPE RECORDER-AND-PLAYBACK, DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH AUDIOPASSIVE STUDY, AUDIOACTIVE STUDY, AUDIOACTIVE-COMPARATIVE STUDY, AND INDIVIDUAL STUDY. SUCH COMPONENTS AS MICROPHONES, HEADPHONES, AND STUDENT TAPE RECORDERS ARE ADDED AS USAGE STUDY FUNCTIONS INCREASE. VISUAL COMPONENTS MAY THEN BE ADDED TO ALLOW THE STUDENT TO SEE WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. THE TWO BASIC TYPES OF LANGUAGE LABORATORIES ARE THE REGULAR CLASS-ASSIGNED LABORATORY AND THE INDEPENDENT STUDY FACILITY. AN INSTRUCTOR'S CONSOLE ENABLES THE TEACHER TO DIRECT PROGRAMS, DIVIDE THE CLASS INTO GROUPS, MONITOR STUDENT RESPONSES, COMMUNICATE WITH ANY STUDENT TO CORRECT OR TO HELP HIM, RECORD RESPONSES, AND MAKE OR DUPLICATE MASTER TAPES. THIS ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SUGGESTS THAT INDIVIDUALS USING THESE RESOURCES NEED NOT BE IN THE SAME ROOM OR EVEN IN THE SAME BUILDING. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, GESTURES, AND LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENT ARE SIGNIFICANT COMPONENTS OF "LANGUAGE" WHICH COMMUNICATE FEELING AND THOUGHT AND INVOLVE VISUAL COMPONENTS. MASTER TAPES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING HAVE BEEN COORDINATED ON FILM. COLLEGE LIBRARIES OF THE FUTURE MAY FOLLOW THE DIRECTION TAKEN BY LANGUAGE LABORATORIES AND BECOME A NUMBER OF ELECTRONICALLY RELATED LEARNING CENTERS, EACH SERVING A PARTICULAR DIVISION CONVENIENTLY, AND EACH HAVING ACCESS TO MATERIALS STORED AT OTHER CENTERS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAM, MIT, 1962.
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Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE; MASSACHUSETTS