ERIC Number: ED106443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Individualized Instruction: An Eclectic Method.
Conti, Gary J.
Since trends in foreign language, especially English as a Second Language (ESL), instruction, move like a pendulum between audio-linguistic and traditional methods, the safest approach by which teachers can respond to the special needs of their students is through individualized instruction. That method maximizes the realization of individual potential and at the same time permits students to make choices which the standard packaged curriculum denies them. Since the purpose of language is social interaction, however, individualized instruction must be balanced by small group (five to nine students) instruction, which provides social contact while maintaining a workable level of individualized assistance. ESL teachers should consider individualized instruction as the appropriate teaching method for their classrooms. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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