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ERIC Number: ED102819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 68
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Elliptische Satzstrukturen im Konventionellen und Programmierten Fremdsprachenunterricht (Elliptical Sentences in Traditional and Programmed Foreign Language Instruction). Seria Filologia Germanska, No. 14.
Pfeiffer, Waldemar
Elliptical sentence structures, i.e., restrictive sentences, play a decisive role in both the conventional and programmed approaches to foreign language instruction. Basic to both these approaches are four distinct phases: presentation, drill, contextualization, and testing. However, it has been proven that the learning process can be maximized if, when using the programmed approach, restrictive sentences are introduced during the drill phase, while such maximization can be achieved in the conventional approach by introducing restrictive sentences during the contextualization phase. Success in these critical phases is further assured when, in using either the conventional or programmed approach, audiovisual materials are employed. In that restrictive sentences are so characteristic of everyday conversation, the medium of dialogue becomes central to the contextualization phase. To be most effective, furthermore, the dialogues should: (1) deal with typical, everyday situations, (2) lead into communication between the conversation partners, (3) average approximately six statements in length, and (4) be flexible enough to allow the partners to change topics of discussion freely. Future progress in the use of restrictive sentences in the methodology of foreign language instruction is dependent on continued research. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Adam Mickiewicz Univ. in Poznan (Poland). Dept. of Philology.
Note: In German