ERIC Number: ED036792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Self-Instruction in the Non-Western Languages: A Manual for Program Directors.
The National Council of Associations for International Studies, composed of 11 regional associations encompassing over 400 U.S. colleges and universities, has published this revised edition (see ED 010 402 for first edition) for two reasons: (1) the self-instructional approach to language teaching represents a significant breakthrough in the ability of institutions to offer "critical" languages as part of their regular academic programs; and (2) the National Council is sponsoring a nation-wide program of self-instruction in critical languages with the author (director of the Center for Critical Languages, SUNY at Buffalo) as general consultant. The author prepared this manual for college administrators who wish to establish auto-instructional programs in languages not offered in the regular class schedules of their institutions. Procedures for selecting languages, ordering materials and equipment, recruiting native speakers and students, orientation and observation of students, testing, and other activities related to the implementing of the program, are discussed. Also included are data on texts, tapes, tests, and reports. A December 1969 listing of 44 institutions offering self-instruction in one or more languages (Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili, Arabic and Vietnamese) concludes the manual. (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Associations for International Studies, Pittsburgh, PA.
Note: Revised edition