ERIC Number: ED084929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Tech Programme: A Self-Instructional Programme for English Listening Comprehension. Final Report.
Ellson, Douglas G.; And Others
The Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (INNOTECH) of the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) evaluates its self-instructional program for English listening comprehension in this final report. The program was designed for students whose English language proficiency does not enable them to follow courses at INNOTECH, which are conducted in English, and it was intended both to develop their listening skills in technical English and to expose them to part of the actual INNOTECH curriculum. The course consists of 50 units recorded on cassettes, each with an oral passage of 200-800 words lasting from two to eight minutes. The tapes are supplemented by printed material which includes questions, answer keys, transcriptions of the texts, and step-by-step instructions for the program. The course was found to be effective in improving the aural comprehension of technical English at least as much as the former program which involved five months of classroom instruction. In addition, the report emphasizes its economical aspects; programmed materials and cassettes are used rather than teacher time and more expensive recording equipment. Included with the report are two appendixes; one gives the introduction and instructions from the program material and the other gives samples of the printed program material. (HW)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Comprehension, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Independent Study, Intellectual Development, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Oral English, Program Evaluation, Programed Instructional Materials, Questioning Techniques, Tape Recordings, Technical Education
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Authoring Institution: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Singapore). Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology.