ERIC Number: ED110221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching of Modern Languages to Migrant Workers. (Italy) 1971.
In response to Resolution (68) 18 adopted by the Ministers' Deputies on 28 June 1968, the ANFE (tr. National Association of Emigrants' Families) conducted an experiment in teaching languages to Italian workers and their families wishing to emigrate to another European country. Two courses were organised in the district of Latina at Sperlonga and Fondi. Duration of each course was 36 periods of 1 1/2 hour classes held 3 evenings a week. There were 24 students at Sperlonga and 21 at Fondi. Based on the teaching principles of modern linguistics, materials included a: booklet to help the teacher develop a specific method of teaching (which was followed faithfully for both courses); set of 6 records; student book containing a repetition of the graded exercises; and record player to enable the student to repeat the exercises at home. Each student received a record set, student book, and record player. The basic teaching principle was vocal class participation with mimicry; the records enabled students to repeat indefinitely the sounds, words, and constructions until they had been totally assimilated. Conclusions derived from the experiment indicated that courses in foreign languages were more accepted and appreciated by emigrants than vocational training courses. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Communication Skills, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Experiments, Educational Programs, Foreign Nationals, Language Instruction, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning
Not available separately, see RC 008 663
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Italy