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ERIC Number: ED012148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 12
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SOME THOUGHTS ON THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE 1975-85 PERIOD.
MULLIGAN, JOHN J.
APPROXIMATELY 80 AMERICAN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND SPECIALISTS OFFERED THEIR OPINIONS AND PREDICTIONS OF WHAT THE STATE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING WOULD BE LIKE IN THE COLLEGES IN THE 1975 TO 1985 PERIOD, PARTICULARLY IN TERMS OF THE ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS, THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY AND ELECTRONICS, AND THE TEACHER. THEY AGREED THAT THE INCOMING COLLEGE FRESHMAN, WITH A BACKGROUND OF 4 TO 6 YEARS IN ONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE, WILL ENTER UPON THE STUDY OF A SECOND FOREIGN LANGUAGE AIDED BY A LIVE TEACHER, APPLIED LINGUISTICS, AUDIOLINGUAL TEXTS, AND AN INDIVIDUALIZED, PROGRAMED, SELF-INSTRUCTION, SELF-LEARNING SERIES. HOWEVER, HE MAY INSTEAD CONTINUE WITH THE SAME LANGUAGE IN AN ADVANCED CONVERSATION, COMPOSITION, LITERATURE, AND CIVILIZATION PROGRAM, WITH A SOCIOLOGICAL-ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH COMPETING WITH AESTHETIC-CENTERED LITERATURE COURSES. IN THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY, EACH BOOTH WITH A CENTRALIZED AUDIO-LINGUAL-VISUAL COLOR RECEIVER WILL BE AIDED BY COMPUTERIZED DEVICES, LIGHT SCOPES, DIAL SYSTEMS, POCKET-SIZED TV SETS, BATTERY TAPE RECORDERS, AND FILM. THE LANGUAGE AND RESIDENCE HOUSES ON CAMPUS WILL HAVE CLOSED CIRCUIT BROADCASTING. THE TEACHER HIMSELF, KNOWLEDGEABLE NOT ONLY IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE BUT ALSO IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS, WILL GENERATE PEDAGOGICAL PRINCIPLES AND SYSTEMS COMMENSURATE WITH ADVANCES IN THE WORLD OF ELECTRONICS. (AUTHOR)
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