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ERIC Number: ED010395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 257
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL RE-STRUCTURING OF THE UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM WITH SUPPORTING RESEARCH IN TEACHING TECHNIQUES.
SMITHER, WILLIAM J.; AND OTHERS
THE FRENCH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AT TULANE UNIVERSITY WERE REORGANIZED TO MAKE THE PROGRAMS MORE COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND TO INTRODUCE INNOVATIVE AUDIOLINGUAL TEACHING TECHNIQUES. THE OBJECT WAS TO PREPARE STUDENTS, AFTER 2 YEARS OF INSTRUCTION, FOR SURVEY AND LITERATURE COURSES TAUGHT IN THE LANGUAGES. IN ADDITION, MONITORED AND UNMONITORED LANGUAGE LABORATORY SESSIONS WERE COMPARED. AFTER 5 YEARS OF STUDY, THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE REACHED--(1) TRADITIONAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS CAN BE RESTRUCTURED EFFECTIVELY TO TAKE MAXIMUM ADVANTAGE OF A STRICTLY AUDIOLINGUAL SEQUENCE OF INSTRUCTION, (2) FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS CAN BE TRAINED IN SUCH A RESTRUCTURED PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE AT LEAST MINIMAL RATINGS ON PROFICIENCY TESTS, (3) ACHIEVEMENT DIFFERENCES FAVOR MONITORED VERSUS UNMONITORED LABORATORY WORK, AND (4) THE RESTRUCTURED LANGUAGE PROGRAM (AS DESCRIBED HERE) IS READILY ADAPTABLE TO THE NORMAL COLLEGE SITUATION. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers: LOUISIANA; Louisiana (New Orleans)