ERIC Number: ED056601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-13
Toward A Practical Theory of Second Language Instruction.
Smith, Philip D., Jr.
This general review of language learning theory focuses on criticism of the audiolingual method of instruction which reached its peak in the mid-1960's. Recent trends in teaching methodology, supported by linguistic theories developed by transformational-generative linguists, are examined. Various models of learning are discussed which lead to a listing of practical applications of the emergent linguistic theories for classroom teaching. (RL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Audiolingual Methods, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Theories, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Methods, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Transformational Generative Grammar
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Note: Speech presented to the Foreign Language Symposium, George Mason College, University of Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia, November 13, 1971