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ERIC Number: ED080005
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The Birth and Death of the Audio-Lingual Method.
Zillo, Frank
This general review of the development and demise in popularity of the "audiolingual" method of teaching second languages in America underscores the impact of World War II on the changing needs of the country's manpower resources in the field of international relations. The author develops the thesis that the urgent need for speakers of second languages during the last three decades in America gave rise to the "audiolingual method" of instruction. The current international status of English has obviated the rationale for massive federal support and for the audiolingual method of language instruction. (RL)
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