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Publication Date: 1971
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Toward a Practical Theory of Second-Language Instruction. Language and the Teacher: A Series in Applied Linguistics, Volume 16.
Smith, Philip D., Jr.
A review of trends in the teaching of foreign language during the last decade focuses on the predominance of the audiolingual method and current criticism by leading theorists of its theoretical foundations. Discussion of a psychological model of learning explores the relationships of motivation, cognition, evaluation, and response formation. The pedagogical implications of linguistic and psycholinguistic theory lead to a series of basic propositions for an instructional approach and for the formulation of a classroom approach. Final chapters cover the transformational-generative approach to language instruction, theoretical bases for course progressions, a practical pedagogical unit, and concluding remarks on the generative approach. References are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Objectives, Generative Grammar, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans, Linguistic Theory, Methods, Modern Languages, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Transformational Generative Grammar
Center for Curriculum Development, Inc., 401 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 ($1.50)
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