ERIC Number: ED036236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
How Effective the Language Lab? A Report of the Pennsylvania Research Project.
Smith, Philip D.
National Association of Language Laboratory Directors Newsletter, v3 n1 p5-8 Oct 1968
A summary of the purpose of the project, a discussion of experiment design, some statistical analysis of test results, and implications are included in this article. Attempting to determine which of three audio-assistance systems--the audio-active, audio-record language laboratory, or the classroom tape recorder--is most effective in foreign language instruction in secondary schools, the findings of the project imply no significant differences but do suggest that new means be developed to increase language laboratory effectiveness. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audio Equipment, Audiolingual Methods, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Experimental Groups, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Statistical Data, Tape Recorders, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Language Lab. Directors.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Foreign Language Research Project