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ERIC Number: ED105778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Professional Preparation Course in Media-Supported Instruction for Foreign Language Teachers.
Yin, Philippa B.
Foreign-language methodology courses do not generally provide potential teachers with sufficient criteria for judging either the most reasonable format or the probable cost/labor effectiveness of media materials which could be used to advantage in their classes. Opportunities for practical application of the student's knowledge, particularly where linguistics is concerned, are severely limited in traditional courses by the overwhelming amount of theory deemed necessary. This course was designed to integrate the theoretical aspects of linguistics with mediated instruction in several specific ways, providing a system approach to production and evaluation of instruction of instructor-designed materials. The objectives of the course were to enable the student to: 1) isolate and evaluate a problem in applied instruction in terms of its relative importance in the total material to be learned in the language course; 2) consider various media solutions to a problem, and judge them by specific objective criteria; and 3) deal with specific media systems, so that he may better utilize available materials and make specific recommendations as to possible future systems whenever the opportunity arises. This paper outlines the course itself, with special consideration given to an evaluation of the student's reactions. Suggestions for future work in this direction are offered. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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