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ERIC Number: ED013364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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AUDITORY FACTORS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.
LEUTENEGGER, RALPH R.; AND OTHERS
INFORMATION ON THE AUDITORY SKILLS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS WAS OBTAINED AND A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF THOSE SKILLS TO EASE OF MASTERY OF FRENCH AND SPANISH. THIS RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE CURRENT TREND IN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUDIOLINGUAL SKILLS BY PREDOMINANTLY AURAL TECHNIQUES. THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO (1) MEASURE VARIOUS AUDITORY FACTORS OF UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE BEGINNING COURSES IN FRENCH AND SPANISH, (2) ASCERTAIN WHETHER A SEX DIFFERENCE EXISTS IN ANY OF THE AUDITORY ASPECTS MEASURED BY THE SEASHORE MEASURES OF MUSICAL TALENTS OR IN ANY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ORIENTATION TESTS, (3) SEEK TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER ANY OF THE SEASHORE SCORES, PLUS VARIOUS INTELLIGENCE AND APTITUDE FACTORS AS MEASURED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S ORIENTATION TEST BATTERY, CAN ENABLE THE PREDICTION OF EASE OR DIFFICULTY OF MASTERING FRENCH OR SPANISH, (4) ASCERTAIN WHETHER SCORES ON THE SEASHORE AUDITORY MEASURES IMPROVE SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER COMPLETING A SEMESTER OF STUDYING FRENCH OR SPANISH, (5) INVESTIGATE SEASHORE AND OTHER POSSIBLE FACTORS IN FRENCH AND SPANISH COURSE DROPOUTS, AND (6) ASCERTAIN WHETHER SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EXIST BETWEEN FRENCH AND SPANISH STUDENTS ON ANY OF THE SPECIFIC FACTORS ABOVE. THIS ARTICLE WAS REPRINTED FROM "THE MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 49, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1965. (TC)
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Identifiers: SEASHORE MEASURES OF MUSICAL TALENTS