ERIC Number: ED021489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
The Mysterious Black Box or a Case for Reexamination of Input.
Seymour, Richard K.
The "output" or results of foreign language study should provide the individual with the ability to communicate in another language and to gain cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical insight into the civilization of the language being studied. In order to achieve successful "output" the actual "input" into language instruction must be all inclusive. This means that language instruction must aim at total comparisons of the sound systems (including the stress, juncture, and intonation patterns), the writing systems, the grammars, the lexicons, and the cultures of both the native and target lagnuages. Successful output also depends on our ability to produced adequately prepared teachers, well-motivated students, good program articulation, proper audiovisual aids, and clearly defined program goals. (SS)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Audiovisual Aids, Communication (Thought Transfer), Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Intonation, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Linguistics, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Improvement, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Semantics
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaiian Language Teachers Association, Honolulu.
Note: Speech given for the Hawaiian Language Teachers Association, Honolulu, 1967.