ERIC Number: ED029530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Defense Language Institute French Basic Course. Volume II, Lessons 16-25. Volume III, Lessons 26-35.
Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
The 20 lessons included in these two volumes are intended for the first four weeks of the intermediate phase of a 68-lesson intensive audiolingual basic French course developed recently by the Defense Language Institute to train native speakers of English to a Level 3 second language skill proficiency. Designed primarily to enable students to distinguish and use the most essential French structures, these second and third volumes include such features as the past and imperfect tenses, various interrogative forms, dependent clauses introduced by a number of conjunctions, the partitive articles, the pronoun "en," comparative patterns, and considerable study of French life and culture. The individual lessons for the six hours of daily classroom work include (1) perception drill on new materials, (2) dialog memorization for instant recall, and (3) reading and pattern drill practice geared to stimulate free conversation. Assignments for three hours of homework daily consist of intensive taped drills on mastered materials, mastery of a certain number of vocabulary items, the study of grammar notes, and written exercises. Every fifth lesson is a review. For other volumes in the series see FL 001 307 and FL 001 310. (AF)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Cultural Education, French, Grammar, Homework, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Skills, Memorization, Pattern Drills (Language), Reading Skills, Review (Reexamination), Skill Development, Surface Structure, Tape Recordings, Textbooks, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Director, Defense Language Institute, Department of the Army, U.S. Naval Station, Anacostia Annex, Washington, D.C. 20390 (With specific permission)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.