ERIC Number: ED063832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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The Foreign-Language Teacher and Cognitive Psychology or Where Do We Go from Here?
Rivers, Wilga M.
Research into the psychology of perception can uncover important discoveries for more efficient learning. There must be increased understanding of the processing of input and the pre-processing of output for improved language instruction. Educators must at the present time be extremely wary of basing what they do in the foreign-language classroom on presumed definitive statements about language learning from either linguistics of psychology. Theories on perceptual processing can help in the analysis and solution of language learning problems. (Author/VM).
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Deep Structure, Error Patterns, Individualized Instruction, Information Processing, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Learning Theories, Linguistics, Listening, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, Reading, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Visual Perception
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Note: Speech presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, April 6-8, 1972, Chicago, Illinois