ERIC Number: ED082473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Research and Development for Interactive Teaching of Russian. Final Report.
ACM SIGCUE Bulletin, v7 n1 Jan 1973
A computer-assisted instructional (CAI) system for teaching Russian to college students is described. It was operational at Harvard University until September 1971 and then transferred to the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Treatments of second language acquisition, a critique of previous work in the field, and some remarks on CAI language teaching are followed by a discussion of the present system. The points are made that the course is non-linear and individualized, allowing students to choose their own learning paths, and that a large amount of data is collected which can be analyzed for basic study regarding the acquisition of a second language by individual students. Also indicated is the fact that although the course stresses the Russian morphological system, the construction of the computer program is applicable to other languages and language teaching specialties. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Computer Aided Instruction Lab.