ERIC Number: ED036208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Language Laboratory Techniques: The Teacher and the Language Laboratory.
Gaarder, A. Bruce
International Journal of American Linguistics, Part 2 v26 n4 p41-50 Oct 1960
The most effective division of labor between teacher and laboratory is the primary concern in this discussion of language laboratory techniques. A set of 12 factors on language laboratory use involves attendance, supervision (monitoring), integration with classwork, student listening and recording, laboratory availability, and use of pattern drills and pre-recorded tapes. Language teaching tasks of presentation, explanation, drill, review, elicitation of natural student performance, and examination are discussed in terms of whether teacher or laboratory might more profitably perform them. A case is made for teacher concentration on elicitation of natural student performance, while the laboratory, using machinery and materials designed for its own purposes, performs other work. The capacity of the language laboratory to increase student contact time and decrease teacher load is questioned. (AF)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Teachers, Pattern Drills (Language), Scheduling, Secondary Schools, Tape Recordings, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Load, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Research Center in Anthropology.
Note: Appeared in Publication Fourteen of the Indiana University Research Center in Anthropology, Folklore, and Linguistics entitled Language Teaching Today