ERIC Number: ED113978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Orientation and Attitude Formation in the Language Laboratory. ELT Documents (75/1).
Success or failure of a language laboratory is due to a complex set of reasons. An often neglected factor lies in teacher and student attitudes to learner-machine-materials interrelationships. This paper specifies significant factors affecting the establishment of positive attitudes in teachers and students through training. The paper has four parts: (1) negative attitudes in teachers, usually developed because of a teacher's feeling of inadequacy to deal with new technology and teaching methods; (2) elements of training programs and positive attitudes in teachers, showing that feelings of inadequacy can readily be eliminated through proper training and emphasizing the importance of materials preparation; (3) negative attitudes in students, some of which are due to age factors; and (4) training of students, stressing the need for proper orientation, which in turn depends on proper training of the teachers in laboratory functioning and course objectives. (TL)
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Procedures, Laboratory Training, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Material Development, Orientation, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
English Teaching Information Centre, The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, England
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Note: For related documents, see FL007294 and FL007296