ERIC Number: ED038061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison Study of the Effectiveness of the Traditional and Audiolingual Approaches to Foreign Language Instruction Utilizing Laboratory Equipment. Supplementary Report.
Smith, Philip D., Jr.
USOE Projects 5-0683 and 7-0133 (Pennsylvania Foreign Language Projects entitled "An Assessment of Three Foreign Language Teaching Strategies Utilizing Three Language Laboratory Systems" and "A Comparison Study of the Effectiveness of the Traditional and Audiolingual Approaches to Foreign Language Instruction Utilizing Laboratory Equipment") were continued into Levels III and IV. The conclusions support earlier findings that students learning foreign language through a cognitive approach continue to achieve significantly better than audiolingual students. This supplementary report contains four major sections: (1) a review of the first and second years of the study, (2) a report of the third and fourth years, (3) additional information and analyses of the first and second years, and (4) reactions and reviews of the research discussion conference on USOE projects 5-0683 and 7-0133. The appendixes include a talk given by Dr. Smith in reply to discussion of the project which appeared in the October 1969 "Modern Language Journal". Extensive use of tables is made throughout the report. For related documents see ED 021 512 and ED 030 013. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Evaluation, French, German, Grammar Translation Method, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Research, Modern Languages, National Norms, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Statistical Data, Testing, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania Foreign Language Research Project