ERIC Number: ED148140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Reflexions sur un Cours de Langue pour Debutants (Refections on a Language Course for Beginners). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1972.
Esch, E.; Cembalo, M.
This article attempts an analysis of the problems involved in creating a course in English as a second language for adult beginners. Various learning theories and linguistic theories are discussed, which should be taken into consideration in choosing a teaching method. In addition, care must be taken to distinguish among the four language skills and to decide which will assume priority. Criteria must also be chosen for teaching grammar and vocabulary. These criteria are discussed in terms of a course, developed at the University of Nancy, which emphasizes oral comprehension and grammar. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Postsecondary Education, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, 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