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ERIC Number: ED142037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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On Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages.
Pierce, Joe E.
This article details problems encountered in second language learning, with examples from Turkish and Japanese. It is pointed out that while pattern practice sounds good in theory, hours of pattern practice may result in learning a lot of vocabulary but few patterns. It is suggested that this is an inefficient way of learning vocabulary, and it is proposed that in learning a first language children learn first single word utterances, then two word utterances and so on until they can make extremely long sentences. It is also suggested that a new wave of teaching materials should be created working from this point of view to see how effective they might be. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Japanese, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Turkish, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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