ERIC Number: ED022401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Language Programing for the Foreign Student.
Rocklyn, Eugene H.
The desirability of and problems inherent in a core language course designed to teach the speaking and understanding skills of English on a completely automated or self-instructional basis are considered. Such courses could be developed for specific countries to instruct foreign students prior to their arrival for technical instruction here, or they could be used here once the students arrived. To identify the problems accompanying construction of such a course, an automated Russian course designed to help combat soldiers obtain information from prisoners of war is described. The basic programing problems discussed are (1) the arrangement of prompts, cues, and hints, (2) the development of proper Russian pronunciation skills, (3) the composition of partial cues, (4) the determination of step-size, and (5) the maintenance of student motivation during repetition and reinforcement procedures. (AF)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Conversational Language Courses, Core Curriculum, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Intensive Language Courses, Pacing, Programed Instruction, Prompting, Pronunciation, Reinforcement, Russian, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.
Note: Paper presented at Convention of the Speech Association of America, New York City, December, 1961.