ERIC Number: ED117982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Can't Language Testing Interface with Language Acquisition?
Jonz, Jon G.
Behaviorist/structuralist language teachers and theoreticians are beginning to pay attention to contributions from contemporary linguists, psychologists, and educators. This paper draws attention to an obvious, but not often considered, point of interest to all who are engaged in formal language instruction and in related fields. Classroom procedures which run counter to natural acquisition strategies compete for the attention and energies of the language acquirer and may indeed hamper language acquisition. The same holds for language testing procedures. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Los Angeles, California, March 1975)