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ERIC Number: ED013035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-29
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE.
BENOIT, LEROY JAMES
A SUMMARY IS GIVEN OF THE LANGUAGE TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, ESTABLISHED IN 1963 TO TEACH THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL AND ENGLISH TO FOREIGN ALLIED MILITARY PERSONNEL. THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE AUDIOLINGUAL METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH USED IN ITS INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN 65 LANGUAGES AT ITS CENTERS IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON, D.C., AND IN CONTRACTED INSTITUTIONS. ALSO SUPPLIED IS INFORMATION ABOUT ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS CONDUCTED IN 48 COUNTRIES FOR MILITARY STUDENTS WHO WILL ATTEND U.S. MILITARY SCHOOLS OR WHO MUST KNOW HOW TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT EXPORTED UNDER THE MILITARY PROGRAM. GENERAL COMMENTS ARE MADE ABOUT EFFORTS TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE SUPPORT FOR LANGUAGE TRAINING--(1) BY INVOLVING FACULTY IN PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO INCREASE PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, (2) BY KEEPING INFORMED OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROFESSION, AND (3) BY COOPERATING IN LINGUISTICS MATTERS WITH CIVILIAN, GOVERNMENT, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. IN ADDITION, THE REPORT REFERS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS FOR ITS REGULAR LANGUAGE COURSES, BASIC CONVERSATIONAL MATERIALS FOR OVERSEAS PROGRAMS, AND A PROTOTYPED EXPERIMENTAL SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE IN FRENCH. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, CHICAGO, DECEMBER 29, 1965. (AB)
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Identifiers: Defense Language Institute TX