ERIC Number: ED036215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Using Radio to Develop and Maintain Competence in a Foreign Language. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 11.
Nelson, Robert J.
Both the potential and the limitations of radio for foreign language instruction are described, as well as its relevance for students of different proficiency levels. The author's personal experiences serve as the basis for recommendation of a six-band, shortwave, quality reception table and a listing of foreign language shortwave broadcasts emanating from France, the United States, Canada, and Sweden. A case is made for the suitability of radio as an aid in the maintenance of comprehension in an academic situation. The values for the language learner of transmitting, as well as receiving, are outlined. Some reasons for the limited use of radio are also discussed. (RL)
Descriptors: Broadcast Reception Equipment, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, Radio, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Tables (Data)
MLA/ACTFL Materials Center, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, New York 10011 ($.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.