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ERIC Number: ED011177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 7
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DISCOURSE ON METHODS.
BOUCHER, JOHN G.
THE AUTHOR STATES THAT BEFORE PRESENT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODS CAN BE DISCUSSED INTELLIGENTLY, THE RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS WHICH HAS INFLUENCED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE METHODS MUST BE CONSIDERED. MANY FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS WERE BEGINNING TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE AUDIOLINGUAL APPROACH WHEN NOAM CHOMSKY, IN HIS 1966 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE REPORT, UPSET WHAT HAD BECOME FOR THEM THE STATUS QUO BY SERIOUSLY QUESTIONING MUCH OF THE WORK DONE IN LINGUISTICS IN RECENT YEARS. IRVING SALTZMAN ALSO DOUBTS THAT MUCH MORE IS KNOWN ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER THAN BEFORE THE "REVOLUTION" WHEN THE GRAMMAR-TRANSLATION METHOD WAS PROMINENTLY USED. INSTEAD OF DEBUNKING THE RATIONALE SUPPORTING EITHER METHOD, OR WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS WITH A RIGID SET OF METHODOLOGICAL RULES, THE TEACHER CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IF HE WORKS OUT HIS OWN OBJECTIVES WHILE DILIGENTLY KEEPING UP TO DATE ON THE RESEARCH BEING DONE IN HIS FIELD. THE TEACHER'S PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE AND ACTIVITIES WILL HELP HIM REFINE HIS OWN TECHNIQUES. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWS AND VIEWS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE," VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1, FALL 1966. (AS)
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