ERIC Number: ED024935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Hall, Eugene J.; And Others
The Situational Reinforcement series, a beginning-intermediate course in English for non-English speaking adults, is comprised of an introductory volume, "Nucleus Course in English," intended for 80-100 hours of instruction, and "Orientation in American English," Volumes I-III. Each of the four texts is accompanied by a corresponding workbook providing written exercise on materials practiced orally in class. Basically audiolingual in approach, the series presents structures and vocabulary in "clusters" of patterns in connected discourse, rather than in individual sentence patterns introduced linearly. The "Nucleus Course," the first "spiral," presents situations to which the students can respond on a direct stimulus-response basis. The "Orientation" volumes, the second "spiral," lead the students to react to secondary rather than primary stimuli. The material, designed to orient students to American culture, is based on two concepts about language and language learning--(1) Language is a total experience, and (2) Language is a system of creating and understanding completely new utterances. Language learning is a process of internalizing phonology, structures, and vocabulary by analogy until original utterances can be generated. This "modularized language training" has been prepared under the aegis of the Institute of Modern Languages in Washington, D.C. (AMM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Connected Discourse, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Workbooks
Institute of Modern Languages, Inc., 1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (Texts $1.45 each; Workbooks $0.90 each).
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Authoring Institution: Institute of Modern Languages, Silver Spring, MD.