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ERIC Number: ED003880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 289
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EXPERIMENTAL REFINING AND STRENGTHENING OF UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULA WITH SUPPORTING RESEARCH IN TEACHING TECHNIQUES.
STEWART, BLAIR; AND OTHERS
A 4-YEAR PROGRAM OF COOPERATIVE ACTIVITY IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION WAS UNDERTAKEN BY 10 MIDWEST COLLEGES. THE BASIC OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO IMPROVE TEACHING AND CURRICULAR PRACTICES FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING MAJORS. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A FULL-TIME COORDINATOR, AN OFFICE FOR THE PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED AT BELOIT COLLEGE. PART-TIME COORDINATORS WERE APPOINTED AT EACH PARTICIPATING COLLEGE. FACULTY WORKSHOPS WERE HELD EACH SUMMER FOR COORDINATING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM. A TOTAL OF 52 FACULTY MEMBERS ATTENDED THE SUMMER SESSIONS WHICH INVOLVED REVIEWS OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, THE DESIGN OF CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS, STUDY OF THE RELATION OF LINGUISTICS TO LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE WORKSHOPS WERE RATED BY THE PARTICIPANTS AS THE MOST VALUABLE ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM. A NUMBER OF TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL PHASES OF THE PROGRAM WERE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Beloit College WI; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)