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ERIC Number: ED011742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 4
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TASK ANALYSIS AND FL TEACHING.
BULL, WILLIAM E.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TASK ANALYSIS APPROACH IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING WAS STUDIED. SPECIAL SPANISH MATERIALS DEVELOPED FOR THE PROJECT INVOLVING 1,000 STUDENTS CONSISTED OF PROGRAMED HOMEWORK FOR EACH LESSON, A STUDENT TEXT OF READING MATERIALS, AND A DETAILED SET OF LESSON PLANS FOR THE TEACHER. AMONG THE TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS OF THE STUDY WERE THAT--(1) THE USE OF THE LESSON PLANS DEVELOPED BY TEAMS SPEEDED UP THE TEACHING TASK AND IMPROVED TEACHER EFFICIENCY, (2) THE PROGRAMED HOMEWORK RESOLVED THE PROBLEM OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES BY ALLOWING STUDENTS TO WORK AT THEIR OWN PACE, AND DEMONSTRATED THAT ALL GRAMMATICAL POINTS COULD BE LEARNED AT HOME, THUS RELEASING CLASS TIME FOR PRACTICE AND STUDY OF NEW MATERIAL, AND (3) THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ORDINARILY ASKED BY STUDENTS ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE LEARNING WAS REDUCED. THERE IS GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WITH THIS APPROACH IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO DESIGN FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN WHICH 90 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS GET A OR B AND IN WHICH OTHERWISE AVERAGE TEACHERS SHOW MARKED ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "THE FLORIDA FL REPORTER," VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1, WINTER 1966-67. (AM)
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Identifiers: University of California Los Angeles