ERIC Number: ED061860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Program in Teaching Spanish: An Intensive Approach. Final Report.
Williamsen, Vern G.
This document describes an educational experiment designed to test the proposition that language learning can best be carried on through a program of maximum exposure in the least possible time. An experimental class of 19 average students participated in an eight-week intensive course consisting of four half-hour laboratory sessions; there were two hours of home study in the evening. The students lived in dormitories with other students following the same course. Weekends were left for recreation. Tests administered to the experimental group and a control group before and after the course provide statistics for comparison. The small number of students involved in the research is not sufficient to prove the initial proposition, but further research on the hypothesis is recommended. (VM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Westminster Coll., Fulton, MO.