ERIC Number: ED055534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal to Plan and Develop a Sample Set of Drill and Testing Materials, Based on Audio and Visual Environmental and Situational Stimuli, Aimed at Training and Testing in the Creation of Original Utterances by Foreign Language Students at the Secondary and College Levels.
Obrecht, Dean H.
This report contrasts the results of a rigidly specified, pattern-oriented approach to learning Spanish with an approach that emphasizes the origination of sentences by the learner in direct response to stimuli. Pretesting and posttesting statistics are presented and conclusions are discussed. The experimental method, which required the student to originate utterances, is believed to come closer to tapping the normal human ability to abstract the rules of grammar from slight and partial evidence. A sample Spanish lesson, a description of slides used for visual stimulus, and examples of the pretest and posttest are provided. (VM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Creativity, Educational Experiments, Generative Grammar, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Linguistic Competence, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Spanish, Statistical Analysis, Structural Analysis, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Verbal Stimuli, Visual Stimuli
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.