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ERIC Number: ED013048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 19
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RESEARCH IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY.
LADO, ROBERT; ORNSTEIN, JACOB
A SELECTIVE REVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS, MAINLY FROM THE UNITED STATES, ON THE METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES REVEALS MANY IMPORTANT SOURCES FOR FURTHER RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION ON MANY PROBLEMS. THE NEED TO SUMMARIZE, CLASSIFY, AND CLARIFY IS URGENT. AMONG CURRENT RESEARCH, TWO BASIC TYPES ARE DISTINGUISHABLE--THOSE CONCERNED WITH BROAD-SCALE COMPARISONS OF TWO METHODS OR SYSTEMS OF TEACHING, AND THOSE WHICH CONCENTRATE ON A SPECIFIC LIMITED PROBLEM. THE SAME DICHOTOMY IS EVIDENT IN THE RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE SPECIAL ROLE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY IN TEACHING. AN ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOVIET UNION, FRANCE, AND GERMANY UNDERLINES THE ADVANTAGES TO BE GAINED FROM AN INTIMATE COLLABORATION AMONG RESEARCHERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC. MANY EXTREMELY PROMISING RESEARCH PROBLEMS ARE IN NEED OF A CONCERTED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ATTACK, AIDED BY THE RICH TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES NOW AT OUR DISPOSAL. AMONG SEVERAL PROPOSED TARGETS OF INVESTIGATION ARE (1) A STUDY OF THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNTS AND ORDER OF EXPOSURE TO THE FOUR ACTIVITIES OF LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, AND WRITING, (2) RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF VISUAL AIDS FOR SPECIFIC ELEMENTS OF LEARNING, AND (3) INVESTIGATION OF NEEDS IN LEXICOGRAPHY IN ORDER TO STIMULATE THE PRODUCTION OF IMPROVED GLOSSARIES AND DICTIONARIES FOR STUDENT USE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING," VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1, MARCH 1967, PAGES 11-25. (JH)
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