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ERIC Number: ED013111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 37
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Reference Count: 0
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ARTICULATED LANGUAGE LEARNING.
DICKSON, PAUL
A DESIRABLE SEQUENCE IN LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT ANY INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL IS (1) THE AURAL SKILL, (2) THE LINGUAL SKILL, (3) THE READING SKILL, (4) THE WRITING SKILL, (5) CULTURE, AND (6) LINGUISTICS. AS EACH NEW SKILL IS ADDED, IT EMPLOYS AND PERFECTS PREVIOUSLY LEARNED SKILLS. THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE FACILITATES LEARNING A THIRD, EVEN IF THE TWO ARE UNRELATED. FURTHER EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING IDEALLY BEGINS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES. FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION MAY BE MORE SIGNIFICANT AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL THAN IN ANY OTHER PHASE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION. THE JUNIOR COLLEGE OFFERS MANY STUDENTS THE FINAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INTENSIVE ACADEMIC LANGUAGE STUDY WHILE FURNISHING OTHERS A BELATED BUT BENEFICIAL INTRODUCTION TO FOREIGN LITERATURES. FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS GERMANE TO EACH ROLE OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE. WHILE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS VARIES WITH STUDENT OBJECTIVES, FOR STUDENTS IN EVERY PROGRAM A SECOND LANGUAGE IS ADVANTAGEOUS. THREE GROUPS OF LANGUAGE STUDENTS MAY BE EXPECTED--(1) THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ARTICULATED ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, (2) THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND (3) THOSE WHO HAVE LITTLE OR NO PREADMISSION LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE. OBJECTIVES OF EACH TYPE OF PROGRAM ARE PRESENTED, AS ARE ARTICULATION GUIDELINES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $0.80 PER COPY (PLUS $0.10 POSTAGE) FROM UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 32306. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. School of Education.
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