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ERIC Number: ED016427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
Pages: 2
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WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
EDDY, FREDERICK D.
THE TEACHING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES (FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, AND ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAS BEEN REVOLUTIONIZED SINCE WORLD WAR II, WITH THE DEMAND FOR NEAR-NATIVE CONTROL OF A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR COMMUNICATION. THE PUBLIC FELT THAT THIS NEED MUST BE MET, ALONG WITH MORE TRADITIONAL LITERARY OBJECTIVES, AND WAS WILLING TO PAY FOR IT. RECENT TECHNICAL BREAKTHROUGHS HAVE MADE LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING MORE SCIENTIFIC. BECAUSE OF MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND ANALOGY HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE JUST AS NECESSARY IN SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AS IN THE LEARNING OF A NATIVE TONGUE. DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS HAS CLARIFIED WHAT A LANGUAGE IS, AND HOW IT CAN BE ANALYZED, PRESENTED, AND DRILLED. ELECTRONICS AND RECORDINGS AID THE CLASSROOM AND THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY. ALL OF THESE ADVANCEMENTS HAVE RESULTED NOT ONLY IN BETTER-TRAINED AND MORE PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS BUT ALSO IN MORE EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS ON ALL LEVELS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "A TEACHERS COLLEGE JOURNAL," OCTOBER 1964. (AF)
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