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ERIC Number: ED054682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 416
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The Development of Modern-Language Skills: Theory to Practice. Language and the Teacher: A Series in Applied Linguistics, Volume 14.
Chastain, Kenneth
This text, intended to assist the individual teacher in developing the basic ingredients of his own repertoire of effective teaching skills, provides a wide-ranging examination of language instruction beginning with a critical review of both audiolingual and cognitive theory and practice and concludes with an extensive discussion of the four language skills. Principal chapters concerning instructional theory include: (1) historical perspectives (2) audiolingual and cognitive teaching, (3) audiolingual theory, (4) cognitive theory, (5) first language learning, and (6) research. The second major division covering instructional practice contains chapters on: (1) listening comprehension, (2) reading, (3) speaking, (4) writing, (5) general guidelines, (6) lesson planning, (7) classroom activities, and (8) evaluation. An annotated bibliography and index are provided. (RL)
Center for Curriculum Development, Inc., 401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 ($7.50)
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