ERIC Number: ED148117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension Orale en Langue Etrangere (Oral Comprehension in Second Languages). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1970.
The development of a method for teaching oral comprehension in a second language depends on an understanding of the nature of comprehension and on an analysis of the problems that arise in the learning process. These issues can be approached by a theoretical investigation of comprehension from a psycholinguistic point of view and by the observation of students in situations requiring oral comprehension. Both approaches were used in research at the University of Nancy to determine: (1) what hypotheses can be defined concerning the development of comprehension; (2) at which point in the communication process comprehension takes place, and what the variables influencing the development of comprehension are; (3) what the specific problems associated with the development of oral comprehension in a second language are. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Intellectual Development, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Processes, Listening Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In French