ERIC Number: ED130521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of Training Methods for the Rapid Acquisition of Language Skills.
Rocklyn, Eugene H.; And Others
This research explored the feasibility of machine-teaching limited foreign language skills to combat soldiers, specifically, enough of a language to enable them to obtain tactical information from newly captured prisoners of war. The course material used in the pilot study (Russian) was limited to tactical subject matter, presented by means of dual-track tape recorders, and arranged to build and sustain motivation and maximize learning efficiency without use of human instructors. The results of this study, as measured by both academic and job-simulated tests, support the feasibility of machine-teaching limited foreign language skills. The methodology developed is considered to have further possible application in foreign language teaching. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.