ERIC Number: ED232465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-23
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Protocols to Help Teachers Understand and Interpret the Acquisition of a Foreign Language among Secondary School Students. Final Report, September 1, 1981-March 31, 1983.
Allen, Edward D.; Birckbichler, Diane W.
This final report describes a project in which videotapes of secondary school students performing linguistic and communicative tasks at various levels of French and Spanish instruction were produced. The videotapes are intended to illustrate levels of foreign language acquisition to language teachers. High achieving students were filmed after 2, 3, 4, or 5 years of study in French or Spanish classes. The resulting protocols illustrate giving and taking directions in Spanish and French, interviewing a native Spanish speaker, French pronunciation, story retelling in French, cloze testing in French, and sentence combining in French. The tapes have been evaluated by consultants and teachers. An instructor's guide has been developed for each protocol to aid teachers in interpreting the students' performance. The guides, evaluation reports, and a reprint of a related article are appended. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.