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ERIC Number: ED023319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 8
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The Plateau; or the Case for Comprehension: The "Concept" Approach.
Belasco, Simon
The Modern Language Journal, v51 n2 p82-88 Feb 1967.
Suggestions are offered for teaching languages during the transitional period from the audiolingual level to the reading and writing proficiency level. The importance of developing listening comprehension is stressed, and it is suggested that traditional grammar and translation methods be integrated into the language program. Special attention is focused on (1) structure control, (2) vocabulary control, (3) an awareness of varying cultural concepts, and (4) recognizing cultural emphasis. Examples in French illustrate these four points. Association of linguistic form with concept is discussed in its relation to comprehension. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations.