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ERIC Number: ED046306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-17
Reference Count: 0
Music as an Aid to Teaching German in the Elementary Schools. Final Report.
Van Asselt, Jan
This study investigates the influence of rhyme, rhythm, and melody of songs and poems on third grade students of German. Basic objectives examined in this report consider: (1) the practicability of songs with simple vocabulary, structure, and music to use as the core of materials to teach German; (2) problems in the development of linguistic materials to be used for conversation, reading, and writing; (3) whether the principles of Kodaly can be used to teach FLES more effectively; (4) project materials in comparison with other FLES materials used in the classroom; and (5) through testing, the influence of reading and writing on the pronunciation of those in the experimental class as compared to those in the control class in which reading and writing were not introduced. This report discusses experimental methods and materials used, testing results, and conclusions and recommendations. Appendixes contain data from test results, sample tests, and representative classroom materials. A bibliography is included. (RL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, FLES, German, Grade 3, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Rhythm, Language Tests, Language Usage, Linguistic Performance, Methods Research, Modern Languages, Music, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Vocal Music
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: McPherson Coll., KS.