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ERIC Number: ED094558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 14
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The "Session Libre".
Roberts, J. T.
At the Institut Universitaire de Technologie in Nancy, France, most English language teaching has been organized on a mixed extensive/intensive pattern. As a result of certain negative effects of the established "session intensive," another methodology was tried, called "session libre." This session involved several techniques: first, the timetable was abolished, that is, the teachers were not required to cover specific material in a limited time; second, language learning activities based on linguistic theory were developed; third, a suite of rooms was engaged in which the activities could take place. Six basic activities were involved: films, television, press, tape-library, games, and language laboratory, which were at the disposal of the English students for a period of three days. In order to monitor student productivity, attendance cards were kept and three pieces of work were required. The staff was present to help the students learn without conventional teaching. This type of teaching is sufficiently flexible to deal with each student's problems, linguistic and/or psychological. However, there are situations in which a strongly directive approach is appropriate; therefore, this method is not necessarily recommended for every language course. (LG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France