ERIC Number: ED037114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Reading: The Third Dimension in Foreign Language Learning.
Kalwies, Howard H.
Concerned that the present 2-year, compulsory, language program in secondary schools is unrealistic in the instructional objectives it asserts, the author proposes that a strong reading program be offered to interested students. Some discussion of current curricular problems, reading materials, and transfer of learning is made. The Ebacher Rapid Reading Format is claimed to allow first-year students to read six novels or plays in the target language and eight novels during the second year. Basic guidelines for a sound reading program are stated. (RL)
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Curriculum Development, Directed Reading Activity, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Experience Approach, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Reading, Reading Programs, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Speed Reading, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.
Identifiers: Ebacher Method
Note: Appeared in the Bulletin of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association, v1 n2 p4-9 Oct 1969