ERIC Number: ED028674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Native Speaker Program: Evaluation of a Pilot Project.
The Hawaii Language Teacher, v10 n1 p58-71 December 1968
With the idea of providing a valid conditioning and testing situation by which the student's self-confidence and effectiveness in communicating in a foreign language could be improved, this study evaluates a pilot project designed to identify and measure the effects of having a native speaker in the classroom for a period of time as opposed to a situation not employing a native speaker. After proposing the experimental problem and hypotheses, this report, in a discussion of the assumptions upon which the study is based, considers the questions of student motivation, language proficiency, instructional objectives, and the language laboratory-native speaker relationship. After defining the terms essential to the understanding of the experiment, the report clarifies the roles of the teacher, student, and native speaker in the study. Explanations of the experimental design, interscorer reliability, and post-test findings precede an extensive commentary on experiment results based on observation and student evaluation. (AF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, Experimental Programs, Experimental Teaching, Language Laboratories, Language Research, Language Tests, Native Speakers, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Resource Staff, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaiian Language Teachers Association, Honolulu.; Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Leeward Community Coll.