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ERIC Number: ED017220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENTS IN MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING, A SUMMARY AND FORECAST.
CIOFFARI, VINCENZO
IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING, RESEARCH IN STRUCTURAL LINGUISTICS, AND NEWLY-DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGY HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES IN LANGUAGE-TEACHING METHODS. TO ACHIEVE AN IDEAL METHOD, THE POSSIBILITIES INHERENT IN THIS PROGRESS MUST BE EMPLOYED, AND THE IMPROVED METHODS BASED ON THE DISTINCT ADVANTAGES OF EACH OF THE PRE-AUDIOLINGUAL APPROACHES MUST BE ORGANIZED CONSIDERING EACH ASPECT OF THE LANGUAGE LEARNING PROCESS WITH RESPECT TO ITS RELATIVE IMPORTANCE WITHIN THE LANGUAGE. COMMUNICATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE REGARDED AS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF LANGUAGE STUDY, HOPEFULLY WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF UNDERSTANDING OTHER CULTURES. THE TREND TOWARD LONGER STUDY SEQUENCES WILL BE CONTINUED, ALTHOUGH IT HAS SO FAR HAD A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON ENROLLMENT IN "MINOR" AND UNCOMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES. THE MOST STRIKING ADVANCES WILL BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY TECHNOLOGY--LANGUAGE LABORATORIES WILL BE TAILORED TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, AND PRESENT LIMITATIONS WILL BE OVERCOME. TECHNIQUES WILL BE DEVELOPED, USING A METHOD LIKE THAT USED IN THE PATTERN DRILL, TO PRESENT "MICROCOSMS" OF FOREIGN CULTURE INTENDED TO PROVIDE AN AUTHENTIC ATMOSPHERE FOR THE LEARNING PROCESS. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE DFL BULLETIN," VOLUME 7, NUMBER 1, OCTOBER 1967, PAGES 11-14. (RW)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
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