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ERIC Number: ED013376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT TO MEASURE CERTAIN FACETS OF LANGUAGE GROWTH FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BEGINNING FRENCH WHEN VARIATIONS OF TEACHER TIME AND EQUIPMENT TIME ARE UTILIZED IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS. FINAL REPORT.
BUCH, JOHN N.; HAYES, ROBERT B.
INSUFFICIENT OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE EXISTS AS TO THE BEST WAY TO USE LANGUAGE LABORATORIES IN TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES. THIS STUDY WAS AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE WHAT PROPORTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SHOULD BE ALLOTTED TO THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY WHEN 80 PERCENT OF THE LABORATORY TIME IS AUDIOACTIVE AND 20 PERCENT IS AUDIOACTIVE-RECORD-PLAYBACK. ONE TEACHER TAUGHT ALL 116 STUDENTS WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO ONE OF FOUR GROUPS WITH THE TIME ALLOTTED TO TEACHING INSTRUCTION AS FOLLOWS--(1) GROUP A, 40 PERCENT, (2) GROUP B, 60 PERCENT, (3) GROUP C, 80 PERCENT, AND (4) GROUP D, 100 PERCENT. STUDENTS WERE PRE- AND POST-TESTED AND EACH 6 WEEKS, 6 TIMES PER SCHOOL YEAR, EACH STUDENT WAS TESTED INDIVIDUALLY ON ORAL LANGUAGE BY USING A LOCALLY DEVISED SERIES OF APPROXIMATELY 2-MINUTE TAPE RECORDED TESTS. OF THE VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONAL GROUPS, THE GROUP WHICH SPENT 40 PERCENT OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME WITH THE TEACHER AND 60 PERCENT OF THE TIME IN THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY MADE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER SCORES ON BOTH PRONUNCIATION AND TOTAL ORAL SCORE. THIS GROUP WAS ALSO GENERALLY RATED HIGHER THAN ALL OTHER THREE GROUPS. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.
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