ERIC Number: ED150886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Benefits and Responsibilities of Membership in NASILP: A Personal Perspective.
NASILP Bulletin, v4 n1 p12-17 Fall 1977
NASILP (the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs) is a professional organization of academicians focusing on the development of self-instructional programs, primarily for uncommonly taught languages. Although the number of students in these languages is proportionally increasing, teachers find themselves in professional isolation. NASILP gives them an opportunity to share opinions on teaching methodology and to keep abreast of new developments in the field of self-instruction in foreign language. The benefit of developing knowledge correlates with the responsibility to share the results of thinking and research. NASILP provides an opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues in two publications: the conference proceedings and the NASILP newsletter. In order to fulfill the broader commitment to keep colleagues informed, it might be desirable to have the national meeting coincide with that of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The potential expanded role of self-instructional language programs in contemporary post-secondary schools should be considered. The student should be provided with the opportunity to develop both linguistic skills and broader comprehensive skills. Humanization of the learning process is a serious challenge. Other responsibilities include keeping NASILP informed of alternative self-instructional courses and writing reviews for those interested in these programs. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (1977)