ERIC Number: ED053597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Adapting and Writing Language Lessons.
Stevick, Earl W.
The dual purpose of this book is to set forth guidelines for appreciating the kinds of instructional materials available for the uncommonly taught languages and to suggest an approach to writing new materials which will be as adaptable as possible. Of principal concern are considerations relating to: (1) the nature of language teaching, (2) the modular approach to materials development, (3) evaluating and adapting language materials, (4) writing adaptable materials, (5) learners' synopses, (6) Cummings devices, (7) microtexts, and (8) routine manipulations. Numerous appendixes include discussions of adaptation of: a dialog drill format in Spanish, "microwave" format in Telegu, an English pattern-practice format, self-instructional format in Spanish, prose texts in Mauritian Creole, and a lesson for discussion by readers of Igbo. Other sections contain appendixes relevant to the central topic. References and an index are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Design, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Material Development, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO 4400-1365, $3.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.