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ERIC Number: ED030855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 13
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Analysis of the Results Obtained with "Basic French--A Programmed Course" Academic Year 1968-69 and Comparison with a Traditional Audio-Lingual Course.
Mueller, Theodore
An analysis of the results obtained with "Basic French--A Programmed Course" taught to University of Kentucky freshmen in 1968-69 is presented. These results, which are compared with those of two traditional audiolingual courses, have led to the following conclusions: (1) results of the Programmed Course are significantly superior to national norms (except in reading) and to results obtained in the two audiolingual courses; (2) the Programmed Course retains more students than the audiolingual courses; (3) the Programmed Course benefits particularly the low aptitude students and gives them a chance to fulfill the foreign language requirement; (4) with the Programmed Course the average student can succeed as well as the high aptitude student, if he puts forth the time and effort; (5) the opinion polls taken show an overwhelming acceptance of the Programmed Course; (6) the graduate students who taught the Programmed Couse have generally expressed enthusiasm for it; (7) the Programmed Course permits obtaining superior results by inexperienced instructors; and (8) the results obtained with the Programmed Course do not depend on the language mastery of the instructor. All graduate assistants who taught the Programmed Course were American natives and spoke French from "acceptable" to "good." Half the audiolingual teachers were French. (AMM)
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