ERIC Number: ED041290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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An Evaluation of Two Short Vietnamese Language Courses. Final Report.
Abrams, Alvin J.; Pickering, Edward J.
The Commander Naval Amphibious School is responsible for the Vietnamese language training of certain naval officer and enlisted personnel who are enroute to assignments in Vietnam. Courses of two and six weeks are offered; they were designed to meet the language needs of river boat crewmen and advisors. The Navy Training Research Laboratory was requested to investigate the adequacy of their language training and to implement and evaluate any training modifications which appear appropriate. On the basis of the research described in this report, it is concluded that: (1) The average graduate of either course was able to meet most objectives, which were derived from the course content. Students were able to acquire limited vocabulary and conversational skills from these short courses. (2) Students with higher language aptitudes were especially successful in the six-week course. (3) The success of the program with respect to objectives which were derived from the existent course does not insure the validity of training; course validation results indicate at least a fair amount of inefficiency. Many students do not use what they have learned. (Author/FWB)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Military Personnel, Military Training, Vietnamese
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Sponsor: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
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