ERIC Number: ED035893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Language Instruction and the Schools.
Rosenbaum, Peter S.
It can be argued that the growing dissatisfaction with native language instruction in the schools arises inevitably from the fact that the facts of life about classroom instruction do not mesh well with the key features of successful language instruction. Effective language instruction presupposes the construction of a learning environment in which is provided properly supervised practice of relevant learning tasks. Such practice should provide individualization of remediation and individualization of work assignment. Classrooms are structured around the needs of teachers rather than the needs of students. From the fact that a teacher can only do one thing at a time follow a number of system features of classroom instruction which are incompatible with learning environment criteria for good language instruction. A most crucial task of language instruction today, therefore, is to devise a new classroom regime capable of satisfying all major language learning environment criteria. (Author/FWB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, English Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Performance, Remedial Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role, TENL
Publications Department, School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. 20007 (Monograph Series No. 22, $2.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. School of Languages and Linguistics.
Note: Article in Report of the 20th Annual Round Table Meeting on Ling. and Lang. Studies, Linguistics and the Teaching of Standard English to Speakers of Other Languages or Dialects