ERIC Number: ED370395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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The High Speed Projection Technique for Teaching the Reading of Korean & Japanese or Other Non-Roman Witing Systems.
Critchfield, Theodore M.
High Speed Projection (HiSP) is a classroom technique that employs a standard carousel slide projector to induce conditioned oral responses by students to unfamiliar symbols. HiSP enables active teaching of Japanese, Korean, and other non-Roman languages, drastically reducing the time and effort students must devote to learning the pronunciation of new symbols. Because HiSP accelerates a student's recognition of writing symbols, it reduces both the time and effort required to learn to read. Students can learn to read before they learn to write symbols by hand, and over a 3-year course of study can learn most of the symbols commonly used in either Japanese or Korean. Initial instruction consists of introducing students to groups of seven symbols at a time, adding new groups as students become proficient in recognition and pronunciation. Students will soon be able to recognize and pronounce symbols exposed for only a fraction of a second. Once this stage is reached, vocabulary and grammar instruction are incorporated into the lessons, followed by translation. Specific techniques related to teaching Japanese and Korean script are also presented. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: High Speed Projection Technique
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 31-April 3, 1993).