ERIC Number: ED092770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Systems Development in Adult Language Learning: A European Unit/Credit System for Modern Language Learning by Adults.
Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
The study prepares the ground for the introduction of a language learning system for adults. Part 1 presents a draft outline of such a system, in which the language material to be learned is organized into units and credits awarded on the completion of each unit. The content is defined with reference to the nature of the learners and their linguistic needs, and organized in a situational, rather than a conventional grammatical, syllabus, so that each learner will be free to follow units relevant to his purposes. Part 2 offers a model for the definition of the language needs of adults and an analytical classification of the categories of adults needing to learn foreign languages. Part 3 contains an analysis of the problems in defining operationally a basic competence level and a proposal for such a definition, presenting in detail behavioral specifications and content specifications. Part 4 exemplifies the situational and linguistic content of the common grammatical core identified by the authors. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Conversational Language Courses, Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Language Research, Language Skills, Linguistic Competence, Modern Languages, Program Content, Relevance (Education), Student Needs, Unit Plan
Manhattan Publishing Company, 225 Lafayette Street, New York, N. Y. 10012 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).