ERIC Number: ED105776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
Individualization of Instruction in College Basic Foreign Language and Culture Courses: A Manageable One-Instructor Compromise.
Langr, Bernard J.
This paper is a description of a college-level instructional program put into operation in the face of the obvious need for individualization of foreign language instruction. The program represents a compromise solution between the limitations presented by institutions and students on the one hand, and the need for greater flexibility on the other. The program consists of an options procedure, whereby the instructor determines the goals for the course and sets up a limited number of tasks, or options, by which students may reach the goals. The instructor assigns a specific number of points to each task. Students then choose as many options as they wish, and grades are computed on the number of points earned. The program's advantages are that it is manageable by one instructor; it calls for no more than the usual resources; it accomodates itself to certain institutional regulations; and it compromises in the matter of individualization in various manners. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Language Programs, Educational Objectives, Individualized Programs, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Nontraditional Education, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Task Performance, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Personalized Instruction in Higher Education (2nd, Los Angeles, March 22, 1975)