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ERIC Number: ED013047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr-23
Pages: 12
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RECENT BRITISH DEVELOPMENTS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING.
STREVENS, PETER
GREAT BRITAIN'S LANGUAGE TEACHING PROFESSION HAS BECOME INVOLVED IN RESOLVING THE NEW DEMANDS PUT ON THE PROFESSION BY THE GREAT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGES OF THE PAST 25 YEARS. THE FIRST OF THE TWO MAIN TRENDS OF THIS REVOLUTION CONCERNS ORGANIZATION. MOST RADICAL AMONG THE CHANGES IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN (1) THE DEVELOPMENT, IN THE NEW UNIVERSITIES, OF DEPARTMENTS OF LITERATURE RESPONSIBLE FOR TEACHING LITERATURE IN MANY LANGUAGES AND OF LANGUAGE CENTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR BOTH THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF LANGUAGES, (2) THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF FLES PROGRAMS IN STATE-MAINTAINED SCHOOLS, AND (3) THE INVOLVEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL, GOVERNMENT, AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE INFORMATIONAL AND RESEARCH COMMITMENTS OF THE GROWING PROFESSION. THE SECOND TREND IN THE REVOLUTION RELATES TO THE INCREASED EMPHASIS ON LINGUISTICS AND THE GROWING ACCEPTANCE OF AUDIOLINGUAL METHODS, COUPLED WITH THE POSSIBLE REINFORCEMENT OF AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, IN THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGES. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE 16TH GEORGETOWN ROUND TABLE ON LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE TEACHING, MARCH 1965. (AB)
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Identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN