ERIC Number: ED064999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Toward Constructing a Theory of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1): Preliminary Consideration.
Ehime University Bulletin, School of Education, pt1 v18 n1 p161-171 Mar 1972
This paper is an attempt to claim that teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) can be an autonomous discipline and that it needs to be a single discipline instead of bits and pieces of related sciences put together. A workable theory of TEFL could have its basis on the general framework of communication. What is needed is an integrated system of whom to teach, what to teach, when to teach, how to teach, and what to teach for. This paper examines whether TEFL can possibly be an autonomous science with scientific structure and discusses the scientific reasoning that would form the basis for such a discipline. (Author/VM)
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Authoring Institution: Ehime Univ. (Japan). School of Education.