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ERIC Number: ED018162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr-9
Pages: 114
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF FOUR SYSTEMS OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT IN TEACHING FRENCH PRONUNCIATION.
CHOQUETTE, CHARLES A.; YOUNG, CLARENCE W.
A SERIES OF SEVEN EXPERIMENTS TESTED THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING FOUR TYPES OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY EQUIPMENT FEATURING INACTIVATED OR ACTIVATED FEEDBACK (IF OR AF) OR LONG OR SHORT DELAY PLAYBACK (LD OR SD) IN LEARNING TO PRONOUNCE FRENCH. AFTER PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTATION, THREE REPLICATION EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED WITH PAID JUNIOR HIGH, SENIOR HIGH, AND COLLEGE PARTICIPANTS WHO HAD NEVER STUDIED FRENCH. PROCEDURES CHARACTERISTIC OF EACH EXPERIMENT WERE 6-DAY TRAINING SESSIONS CONSISTING OF CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION FOLLOWED BY LABORATORY PRACTICE WITH A SPECIFIC TREATMENT CONDITION AND PRE- AND POST-TESTING OF DAILY AND CUMULATIVE PRONUNCIATION MASTERY. A COMPARISON OF GROUP ACHIEVEMENTS BASED ON 24 ANALYSES OF THE EXPERIMENTS, PHONEMIC AND OVERALL PRONUNCIATION VARIABLES, AND PRE-, POST-, AND FINAL TRAINED AND UNTRAINED TESTS REVEALED THAT, DESPITE THE RELATIVELY CONSISTENT HIGH AND LOW AVERAGES FOR THE AF AND SD EQUIPMENT, NONE OF THE FOUR TREATMENTS PROVED TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR TO THE OTHERS. HOWEVER, THE ANALYSES DID INDICATE FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS, SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES IN THE COLLEGE GROUP PERFORMANCE, THE USEFULNESS OF PRE-CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, AND THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF EQUIPMENT WITH MINOR DEFICIENCIES IN SOUND QUALITY. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY.
Identifiers: Colgate University NY; NEW YORK