ERIC Number: ED038072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Mechanical Potential of the Language Laboratory. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 14.
Stack, Edward M.
The basic mechanical functions of the foreign language laboratory described in this report enable utilization of authentic target language, linguistically effective learning devices, visuals, and facilities for monitoring and testing. Brief descriptions of 11 laboratory functions include: (1) isolation (physical, acoustical, and psychological), (2) program (lesson) presentation, (3) distribution system (switching program to students), (4) student record, (5) monitor, (6) intercommunication, (7) all-call and program call, (8) visual displays, (9) testing equipment (automatic monitor, automatic multiple-choice testing device), (10) supplementary devices, and (11) administrative imperatives for realizing laboratory potential. A selected bibliography is provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Facilities, Group Instruction, Instructional Program Divisions, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Modern Languages, Multimedia Instruction, Programed Instruction, Second Language Learning, Testing
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.