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ERIC Number: ED052673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-6
Pages: 10
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Some Effects of Teacher Attitudes and Current Methods Upon Second Language Learners.
Wissot, Jay
The author suggests that teachers of English as a second language unconsciously and unwittingly often display negative attitudes towards the language and culture of their students. These attitudes can be clothed in rather authoritarian modes of behavior. They are the products of linguistic and cultural misunderstandings on the teacher's part. It is believed that further research will measure the degree to which certain teacher behavioral patterns positively or negatively influence second language learning. The present state of classroom teaching methodology of English as a second language is such that dynamic infusions of ideas from within and from outside the field are needed. Learners of all ages and levels exhibit less willingness to tolerate the ever existent gap between mechanical practice and meaningful language usage. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Convention, New Orleans, La., March 6, 1971