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ERIC Number: ED041491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 21
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Which Language Lab To Do What?
Plastre, Guy
The first half of this article examines the function of various types of language laboratories. They are classified principally as: (1) audio-passive, (2) audio-active, and (3) audio-evaluative laboratories. A chart illustrating the major types of technical installations and their components further classifies laboratories in terms of whether they are broadcast, library, or mixed type. The educational functions of the laboratories are discussed. The second part of the paper explores the potential of the laboratory as a teaching machine. Individualized instruction is seen as the basis for the new pedagogy. The author elaborates on five areas in which he feels the language laboratory can be more effective than a single professor. They include: (1) oral training in the second language, (2) knowledge of the student's native tongue, (3) knowledge of second language, (4) culture study, and (5) research. (RL)
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Note: Expanded text of papers read at the 15th Conference of AEFO, Ottawa, Ontario, January 20, 1968, and at the Annual Meeting of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union Conference, Truro, N.S., October 18, 1968