ERIC Number: ED084922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of a Counseling-Community Learning Approach to Foreign Language Teaching or Counseling-Learning Theory Applied to Foreign Language Learning. Final Report.
Gallagher, Rosina Mena
This study evaluates the counseling-learning approach to foreign language instruction as compared with traditional methods in terms of language achievement and change in personal orientation and in attitude toward learning. Twelve students volunteered to learn Spanish or German under simultaneous exposure to both languages using the counseling-learning approach. The activities offered were (1) conversations in the target language through the client-counselor relationship, (2) discrimination of linguistic structure through multi-sensory equipment, and (3) evaluative sessions. The comparison group was composed of twelve students from regular Spanish and German classes at a different university, who volunteered to take the same pre- and post-test battery as the counseling-learning group. A bibliography, sample tests, and group pictures are included. (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.