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ERIC Number: ED016209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep-30
Pages: 30
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A SURVEY OF INTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE UNCOMMON LANGUAGES, SUMMER 1962.
HOENIGSWALD, HENRY M.; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT ON INTENSIVE COURSES IN THE UNCOMMON LANGUAGES CONDUCTED AT 22 AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES DURING THE SUMMER OF 1962 IS THE RESULT OF A SURVEY UNDERTAKEN BY H.M. HOENIGSWALD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, R.B. NOSS OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE, AND E.N. MCCARUS AND J.K. YAMAGIWA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. (BY INTENSIVE COURSES ARE MEANT THOSE WHICH COVER AN ACADEMIC YEAR'S WORK DURING A SUMMER SESSION.) EIGHTEEN OF THE UNIVERSITIES VISITED WERE NDEA LANGUAGE AND AREA CENTERS. TWENTY-THREE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES WERE BEING TAUGHT. A DISCUSSION OF INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSES AS COMPARED WITH SEMI- OR NON-INTENSIVE COURSES POINTS OUT THE PARTICULAR ADVANTAGES OF THE SUMMER INTENSIVE SESSION--(1) THE STUDENT IS ABLE TO INTERRELATE HIS WORK OF THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING YEARS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE WORK IS DONE AT THE SAME INSTITUTION. (2) THE CONSTANT CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE TO THE TARGET LANGUAGE REDUCES THE CHANCES OF LAPSES AND FORGETTING. (3) THE STUDENT IS ABLE TO ACCELERATE HIS ACADEMIC SCHEDULE. SOME OBSERVATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING THE METHODS OF APPROACH, OBJECTIVES, TEACHING STAFF, STUDENTS, TEXTS, EXAMINATIONS, LANGUAGE LABORATORIES, AND OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE METHODOLOGY ARE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. (AMM)
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