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ERIC Number: ED105756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 9
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Alternatives to the Foreign Language Curriculum: Individualized French Composition and Conversation.
Normand, Guessler
Individualized French Composition and Conversation is a third-year self-paced course which allows that student to proceed at his own speed through a prescribed set of materials. The course is divided into lessons, each of which is then divided into objectives with activities suggested by the instructor. The student is evaluated on these objectives only when he feels prepared; however, a minimum number of lessons have to be completed by the end of the quarter in order to successfully complete the course. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are emphasized. The class meets periodically as a group for conversation practice and grammar or cultural discussions. At other times, students meet in small groups or individually with the instructor. In general, class is conducted in a rather informal manner. The student, however, knows at all times what is expected of him and where he stands as far as these expectations are concerned. Inasmuch as students do not all learn at the same rate, it is hoped that such a course will help alleviate some of the problems experienced by both student and teacher in a lock-step system in which slow, average, and fast learners are placed together. (Author/PMP)
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