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ERIC Number: ED041255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-20
Pages: 31
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Foreign Language Teaching and New Directions in Applied Linguistics.
Jacobson, Amy
The present paper, a general survey of modern foreign language teaching as it is influenced by applied linguistics, discusses some of the outstanding works and foremost theories in the areas of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, programmed instruction, and contrastive analysis. In discussing the methodology involved in foreign language teaching, the author feels the best approach is an eclectic one: the teacher should attempt to use what is best for him and refuse to subscribe to any single narrow approach. He must keep an open mind to new ideas, but not be so impressionable that he is fascinated by anything new. The need for teacher training in linguistics, and in the related fields of psychology, sociology, literature, and audio-visual education, is pointed out. (A short annotated reference list concludes the paper.) (AMM)
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