ERIC Number: ED057642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Unterrichtsmethoden fur die deutsche Sprache in Schweden: Ein Arbeitsmodell (Methods for Teaching German in Sweden: A Working Model).
Didakometrie und Soziometrie, n3 May 1968
This report presents the working model for a study to evaluate methods of teaching German in Sweden. The study, which has construction, revision, and normalization phases, involves researchers, textbook authors, publishers, teachers, and students (including a student control group). The questions to be considered are: (1) What verbal intelligence, i.e. ability to hear and reproduce sounds, do the students possess? (2) How effective are language laboratories? (3) Should texts be used when beginning instruction? (4) Is grammatical analysis useful? (5) Can the native language help target-language learning? (6) Of what use are word-and mistake-frequency counts? (7) What are typical student problems? (8) What is the mistake tolerance of target-language speakers? (9) What need has the student for the targer language?, and (10) How worthwhile are Swedish texts on German instruction? The model submits several grammatical structures to the following instructional procedures: language laboratory work, reading selections, grammatical analysis, vocabulary explanation, listening drills, programed material, written exercises, and a combination of methods. Disgnostic tests of grammatical mastery, listening skills, and word knowledge are then given. In addition, students receive a questionnaire asking them to state preference of method. References are included. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Testing, German, Interference (Language), Language Laboratories, Learning Problems, Learning Processes, Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Testing, Textbook Evaluation, Verbal Ability, Word Frequency
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Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.