ERIC Number: ED041492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in the Development of Conversational Fluency in Spanish Through Use of Electric Cue Board and Related Methodology.
Bockman, John F.; Valencia, Felizardo L.
An innovative approach to language instruction, developed by Felizardo Valencia using "Juan, Maria y Pepe" as a basic text, is contrasted with more traditional audiolingual methodology in a first-year Spanish course. A control group of high school students is instructed with the use of a teacher-operated electric cue board with abbreviated cues which allows for controlled teaching of the structures, patterns of communication, tenses, and topics for conversation in a dialogue. Description of the project design, matched-pairs of subjects, results of the study, and group test results are included. Computer generated statistical tables are used in the analysis of the results of the experiment. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Conversational Language Courses, Dialogs (Literary), Educational Experiments, Educational Innovation, Electromechanical Aids, Electronic Equipment, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Secondary Schools, Spanish, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Schools, AZ.