ERIC Number: ED034980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Regional Seminar on New Developments in the Theory and Methods of Teaching and Learning English. Report.
Regional English Center (Singapore).
This Seminar, held in Singapore June 9-14, 1969, brought together some of the leading scholars in the field of language teaching, from both within and outside the Southeast Asian region, for the following purposes: (1) to review some of the more significant developments of the past two decades in language teaching; (2) to consider some of the newer concepts, particularly those developed out of transformational grammar; (3) to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas stemming from the various schools of linguistics and methodology; and (4) to stimulate critical thinking among the language teaching professionals of the SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization) countries. A noteworthy feature of the Seminar was the emphasis of most speakers on the need for eclecticism; there was agreement among the theoretical linguists and the practicing teachers present that the best results in language teaching were likely to be achieved by taking insights into language and teaching strategies of proven value from every available source. Summaries of all the 35 papers, with some account of the subsequent discussions, are presented in this Report. A number of the papers will be published in full in a forthcoming first issue of the RELC (Regional English Language Centre) Journal. For earlier reports, see AL 002 147 and AL 002 148. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).; Ministry of Education (Singapore).
Authoring Institution: Regional English Center (Singapore).