ERIC Number: ED238282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Foreign Language in Style: Identifying and Accommodating Learner Needs.
Ballinger, Robert L.; Ballinger, Virginia S.
An approach to developing materials and activities based on learners' individual needs begins with administration of the Learning Style Inventory, an instrument that identifies 32 factors related to student learning in four stimuli groups: environmental, emotional, sociological, and physical. With the printout of each student's learning style comes a composite of the class' styles. The curriculum for each class can be adapted to accommodate the needs of the individuals in it. Materials developed for each student can be saved for later students who are likely to benefit from the same format. Case studies of student learning styles and material adaptations for them indicate how different the teacher's approach can be for each individual, and how it can promote achievement and self-confidence. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Learning Processes, Second Language Instruction, Student Needs
Not available separately; see FL 014 137.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Learning Style Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the annual Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (15th, St. Louis, MO, 1983)