ERIC Number: ED041518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Providing Communication Experiences in Programed Foreign Language Instruction.
Brown, George H.
This paper describes two techniques designed to offer students genuine communication experiences in a foreign language. In "simulated tutoring," a recording of the tutor's voice is made while he tutors a live subject in the correct pronunciation of a short dialogue. Students subsequently responding to the prerecorded utterances experience the illusion that a live teacher is tutoring them. In "simulated conversation," the student is given information relevant to a communication situation (e.g., making a purchase) which is then simulated for him on tape in the foreign language. He is then confronted, on tape, with a relatively unpredictable set of questions and comments to which he must generate appropriate responses. Both techniques are intended to increase student motivation in programed instruction. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Autoinstructional Aids, Educational Methods, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Skills, Modern Languages, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Second Language Learning, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.
Note: Expanded version of paper entitled "Simulated Tutoring in Foreign Language Programing" presented at 1968 meeting of the American Psychological Association