ERIC Number: ED040630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Student Attitudes and Motivation in a Collegiate French Course Using Programmed Language Instruction.
Miller, Richard I.
Exploring psycholinguistic factors which bear directly on student achievement in language instruction in college, this article concludes that programed language instruction has no negative influence on student attitudes. The author directly links learning rate to the learner's attitudes while focusing discussion on results of an attitudinal questionnaire given to some 150 college students. Suggestions of methods to improve student performance include an enumeration of proposals which encourage the development of positive attitudes in the classroom. (RL)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Behavior, Culture Conflict, Educational Strategies, French, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Learning Readiness, Linguistic Performance, Modern Languages, Motivation, Programed Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Note: Adapted from an article to appear in the International Review of Applied Linguistics, Spring 1971, and presented at the 23rd Univ. of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 23-25, 1970, Lexington, Kentucky