ERIC Number: ED030013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison Study of the Effectiveness of the Traditional and Audiolingual Approaches to Foreign Language Instruction Utilizing Laboratory Equipment.
Smith, Philip D., Jr.; Baranyi, Helmut A.
Implying the need for a reexamination of the theoretical bases for second language learning in the secondary school environment, this final report of a 2-year experiment, funded by the U.S. Office of Education and conducted in public secondary schools of Pennsylvania, involved 1,090 students of French or German in 1965-66 and almost 700 in 1966-67. The objective was to assess the effectiveness of various teaching strategies and language laboratory types in the environment of the real school situation. For a related study see ED 021 512. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Curriculum Research, French, German, Grammar Translation Method, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Secondary Schools, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.