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ERIC Number: ED119521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching French Transformational Grammar by Means of Computer-Generated Video-Tapes.
Adler, Alfred; Thomas, Jean Jacques
This paper describes a pilot program in an integrated media presentation of foreign languages and the production and usage of seven computer-generated video tapes which demonstrate various aspects of French syntax. This instructional set could form the basis for CAI lessons in which the student is presented images identical to those on the video tapes and lessons are tailored to his particular need. A study of the logical concepts underlying transformations teaches the student how to transform sentences to alter emphasis or meaning and shows the relationship between the transformation and the intonation of the spoken sentence. The student's goal is to understand transformational process and thereby develop competence. The writing of the visual material was under computer control. The computer wrote on the screen of the terminal and moved phrases in a predeterminated manner and with the desired timing. The blanked write mode permits storing phrases in the terminal memory so that the entire phrases can be made to reappear instantly. The result of the informal student evaluations of this program revealed that the students found the course more interesting and easier than they expected and that they believed the audiovisual definitely aided their learning the necessary material. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at International Conference on Computers and the Humanities, (Second, Los Angeles, Calif., 3-6 April, 1975); charts may reproduce poorly