ERIC Number: ED049662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Criteria for Selecting Types of Foreign-Language Laboratory Systems. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 20.
Hutchinson, Joseph C.; Hutchinson, June O.
Focusing on the current status of the language laboratory in instructional use, this report stresses the need to employ a systems approach in the selection and operation of laboratory equipment. The author points out the interrelatedness of the key factors in any system, including: (1) people, (2) method, (3) instructional materials, (4) equipment, and (5) facilities. Three basic types of laboratories are described: the "audio-passive" (listen-only mode), "audio-active" (listen-respond mode), and the "audio-active-compare" (listen-respond-record mode). The function of the laboratory is related to design, manufacture, and selection of equipment. Criteria concerning pedagogical, technical, and administrative matters are suggested. A selected bibliography concludes the report. (RL)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiolingual Methods, Electronic Classrooms, Equipment Evaluation, Equipment Standards, Instructional Program Divisions, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Modern Languages, Systems Approach, Systems Development
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.