ERIC Number: ED027770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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Modern Approaches to Foreign Language Training: A Survey of Current Practices.
Brown, George H.; Fiks, Alfred I.
This report presents detailed, nonevaluative descriptions of instructional methods used in a sample of outstanding language training centers. Together these 19 different training programs represent a student age range from subteen to adult. Included are both intensive and nonintensive, military and civilian, and governmental and nongovernmental programs. For each program, the report presents fairly detailed description of such features as (1) training objectives, (2) methods of teaching phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, (3) language laboratory activities, (4) student evaluation procedures, and (5) faculty characteristics. Fifteen of the 19 programs were characterized by their respective officials as adhering to the audiolingual method. The report includes copies of an interview guide, a training techniques checklist, a classroom observation guide, and a 37-item bibliography. (AF)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, College Language Programs, Comparative Analysis, Federal Programs, FLES, Institutes (Training Programs), Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Programs, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Modern Languages, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Second Language Programs, Secondary Schools, Teaching Methods
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-665 023, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.
Identifiers: Defense Language Institute TX