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ERIC Number: ED020707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 13
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NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING.
HAYES, ALFRED S.
FOUR NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING INSIGHTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES TO STIMULATE NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS. FIRST, FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS AND METHODS MUST BE BASED ON ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS OF THE SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATIVE SIGNALS WHICH PEOPLE PRODUCE AND RESPOND TO IN NATIVE AND FOREIGN CULTURES. THIS INCLUDES COMPARISONS NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF THE POINTS OF CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO LANGUAGES, BUT POINTS OF CONFLICT BETWEEN SUCH DIFFERENT MEANS OF COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE LANGUAGE AS THE WRITTEN AND THE SPOKEN STYLE. A SECOND DIRECTION, IN WHICH THE AUTHOR STRESSES THE NEED FOR INTENSIFIED AURAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE BEGINNING STUDENT, IS THE EVENTUAL INTEGRATION OF THE RESULTS OF STUDIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR WITH OTHER PSYCHOLINGUISTIC STUDIES. THE THIRD AND FOURTH NEW DIRECTIONS INVOLVE TAKING THE VAST TECHNICAL RESOURCES AT OUR DISPOSAL, FROM PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION TO IMMENSE ELECTRO-MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, AND PUTTING THEM TO WORK IN THE EFFORT TO SOLVE A VARIETY OF LEARNING PROBLEMS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "THE MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 49, NUMBER 5, MAY 1965, PAGES 281-293. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations.
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