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ERIC Number: ED017209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF THE LABORATORY IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM.
REINDORP, REGINALD C.
A 10-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WAS DEVELOPED AT MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN COLLEGE AND CONSIDERABLE EXPERIMENTING WAS DONE WITH DIFFERENT METHODS, MATERIALS, AND TECHNIQUES. THE GOVERNING ASSUMPTIONS WERE THAT LANGUAGE BASICALLY CONSISTS OF SPEECH OR SOUND, AND THAT THE MASTERY OF A SOUND SYSTEM INVOLVES THE MASTERY OF THE BASIC SKILLS TO THE POINT WHERE SPEECH BECOMES AN AUTOMATIC PHYSIOLOGICAL HABIT. THE COMPLETELY ORAL APPROACH WAS ADOPTED AS THE BEST METHOD, AND THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY PROVED TO BE AN IDEAL "DRILL MASTER" FOR PURPOSES OF INSTRUCTION. IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT 300 HOURS OF ORAL INSTRUCTION IS THE MINIMUM THAT SHOULD BE REQUIRED OF BEGINNERS BEFORE USING WRITTEN MATERIALS. ALSO, THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY SHOULD USE AUDIOLINGUAL MATERIALS PREVIOUSLY INTRODUCED IN CLASS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "HISPANIA," VOLUME 45, NUMBER 4, DECEMBER 1962, PAGES 829-836. (RW)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese.
Identifiers: Army Specialized Training Program; Mississippi (Hattiesburg); MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN COLLEGE