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ERIC Number: ED022402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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To Speak as Equals; Language Training in the Peace Corps 1961-68. Peace Corps Faculty Paper Number 1.
Kulakow, Allan M.
Features of Peace Corps language training programs are described with special emphasis on new approaches. The structure of a typical, minimal 300-hour program (4-6 hours per day) is contrasted with a new and very intensive program of instruction 8 hours a day. The increased need for two-language programs is explained. All programs require administration of the Modern Language Aptitude Test and proficiency testing, and all depend on total language involvement. A discussion of the development of training materials includes the use of microwave materials. Teacher training, continued language study overseas, and language research are also briefly discussed. A list of languages taught concludes the paper. (AF)
Editor, Faculty Papers, Office of Public Affairs, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C. 20525 (limited).
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Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Modern Language Aptitude Test; Peace Corps