ERIC Number: ED061841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Report to the ESSO Foundation on Two Years' Experimentation in Intensive Language Training at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1968-1970.
Rassias, John A.
An intensive elementary-level language course for college students, seeking to provide meaningful application of language skills and to improve student attitudes toward second language learning, is described in this report. The three-term course in which students work extensively with undergraduate apprentice teachers while living in language dormitories is followed by a term of study aborad, supervised by Dartmouth faculty and indigenous instructors. The study includes discussion of: (1) educational philosophy and objectives; (2) language curriculum at Dartmouth; (3) outline of a new course including schedule, class size, course credit, instructional needs, apprentice teachers, workshops, and operational procedures; (4) program notes including assumptions in language training, rationale for techniques, techniques, and conditions; (5) the teacher; (6) experimentation; (7) student achievement; (8) the language requirement and recommendations; and (9) concluding remarks. Descriptions of a speaking test and an achievement chart are appended. (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ESSO Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.