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ERIC Number: ED010591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TYPEWRITING INSTRUCTION AS AN AID TO THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
FIRST, RAMONA; MCLEOD, DORIS G.
THE HYPOTHESIS THAT TYPEWRITING INSTRUCTION COULD BE USED AS AN AID TO THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WAS TESTED. STUDENTS WERE ASSIGNED TO EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS, MATCHED ON THE BASIS OF PRECOURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST SCORES AND SUCH OTHER FACTORS AS NATIVE LANGUAGE. BOTH GROUPS COMPLETED THE REGULAR 12-WEEK, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ALI) AND WERE EXPOSED TO THE SAME NUMBER OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERIODS. SPECIAL TYPEWRITING INSTRUCTION WAS GIVEN TO THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP FOR THREE PERIODS A WEEK, WHILE THE CONTROL GROUP HAD AN EQUIVALENT THREE PERIODS A WEEK OF ENGLISH PATTERN PRACTICE WITHOUT TYPEWRITING. AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM, ALL OF THE STUDENTS WERE GIVEN THE STANDARD POSTCOURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS OF THE ALI. PRECOURSE AND POSTCOURSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST SCORES WERE STATISTICALLY TREATED. COMPARISONS OF THE TEST SCORES, ADJUSTED FOR DIFFERING LEVELS OF ABILITY WHERE CONTROL VARIABLES WERE AVAILABLE, SHOWED A CONSISTENT PATTERN OF SUPERIOR SCORES AMONG THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SUBJECTS. ADJUSTED MEAN SCORES FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP ON THE SAN FRANCISCO STATE COLLEGE TEST, THE EXAMINATION IN STRUCTURE TEST, AND THE TEST OF AURAL COMPREHENSION WERE SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER THAN THOSE ADJUSTED FOR THE CONTROL GROUP. MEAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST SCORES ALSO FAVORED THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, BUT LESS SIGNIFICANTLY. (GC)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA.
Identifiers: AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE; CALIFORNIA; California (San Francisco)