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ERIC Number: ED013570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 6
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FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND THE HUMANITIES.
JOYAUX, GEORGES J.
AMONG THOSE THINGS THAT HAVE AFFECTED FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING PERHAPS ADVERSELY, THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY EXEMPLIFIES WELL THE EMPHASIS PUT ON TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS AND THE TENDENCY IN OUR TIME TO "TRAIN" A PERSON RATHER THAN TO "EDUCATE" HIM. THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY CAN BE USED TO HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP AUDIOLINGUAL SKILLS, BUT IT IN NO WAY SHOULD DICTATE MEANS AND ENDS TO THE LANGUAGE TEACHER WHO SHOULD USE THE LABORATORY AS A TOOL TO ALLEVIATE HIS OWN ROUTINE TASKS. MORE EMPHASIS MUST BE PLACED ON READING LITERATURE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE, AND, BECAUSE LANGUAGE IS A VEHICLE OF THOUGHT, TEACHING LITERATURE WILL NOT ONLY GIVE THE STUDENTS SOMETHING WORTHWHILE TO COMMUNICATE, BUT ALSO WILL ENCOURAGE THE REHABILITATION OF THE HUMANITIES. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "THE MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 49, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1965, PAGES 102-105. (SS)
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