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ERIC Number: ED107122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 73
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A Triple-Track Program in the Second-Year French Courses: A Pilot Study.
Hagiwara, M. P.
This is a report of a pilot study conducted by the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Michigan to assess the feasibility of a multiple-track foreign language program for second-year language students. The multiple-track system was used during the winter semester of 1969. Three types of French classes were offered. One type was engaged in the "normal" language teaching activities of the second-year courses. The other two emphasized oral French and reading respectively while de-emphasizing the other language skills. This report describes the procedures and materials used in the pilot experiment, measurement techniques, and teacher and student selection. Results of the study are summarized, and recommendations are made concerning program materials and teaching methods. In general, the results of the pilot experiment were viewed as encouraging in that the posttest performance of students indicated no significant differences among the three tracks. The experimental courses were well received by most students who participated, and the multiple-track French program seemed to create needed curricular flexibility in second-year courses. Extensive statistical data are appended. (PMP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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