ERIC Number: ED022402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
To Speak as Equals; Language Training in the Peace Corps 1961-68. Peace Corps Faculty Paper Number 1.
Kulakow, Allan M.
Features of Peace Corps language training programs are described with special emphasis on new approaches. The structure of a typical, minimal 300-hour program (4-6 hours per day) is contrasted with a new and very intensive program of instruction 8 hours a day. The increased need for two-language programs is explained. All programs require administration of the Modern Language Aptitude Test and proficiency testing, and all depend on total language involvement. A discussion of the development of training materials includes the use of microwave materials. Teacher training, continued language study overseas, and language research are also briefly discussed. A list of languages taught concludes the paper. (AF)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Conversational Language Courses, Course Content, Federal Programs, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Research, Language Tests, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Editor, Faculty Papers, Office of Public Affairs, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C. 20525 (limited).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Modern Language Aptitude Test