ERIC Number: ED168352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Second Language Teaching/Learning Strategies.
Stern, H. H.
Alberta Modern Language Journal, v17 n1 p38-50 Fall 1978
This paper presents historical information about language teaching methods and focuses on "formal" and "functional" strategies of teaching and learning. Particular attention is directed toward the immersion type of education. A table that lists developments in language teaching theory from 1840-1977 is presented. A table that summarizes teaching/learning strategies, shown as dimensions, is also presented. Examples are cited to distinguish between formal and functional language learning strategies. Formal techniques, which are techniques of study and practice, do not coalesce into a full language in use. A problem with using language in isolation is that what is learned in the language class, may be difficult to apply in actual communication. Functional use of language is dictated by communication needs such as occur in residence abroad and in immersion programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Experiential Learning, French, Grammar Translation Method, Immersion Programs, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Learning Theories, Linguistic Performance, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Total Communication, Verbal Communication
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Modern Language Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association (1977)