ERIC Number: ED035870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Technological Developments for Language Learning.
Recent progress in special purpose tape-recording devices for language learning are discussed, and two preliminary experiments in English teaching for Japanese students are reported on. Both programs use an untrained native speaker as an evaluator. One is an oral repetition test-training program of sentences. Problems concerning optimization of the teaching course for individual students are dealt with by use of a multi-level structure of the test material combined with multi-dimensional evaluation measure. For this purpose, a feature theoretical treatment of the problem is proposed along with a uniform patternization of branching structures of the logical plans for the lessons, making preparation of the teaching material quite feasible with assistance of an interactive computer. The other is a computerized test-training of pronunciation-hearing, and some technical details based on some experience are given. In both cases, possibilities of semi-automatic growth or improvements of the teaching material are claimed. (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: Auditory Evaluation, Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Laboratory Technology, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Tests, Material Development, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, Tape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. on Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
Note: Appears in Research Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Annual Bulletin No. 3, University of Tokyo