ERIC Number: ED152065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Second-Language Learning.
Alberta Modern Language Journal, v15 n2 p44-55 Win 1976-1977
Individualized learning is one of the current educational trends. This approach is an answer to the differences found among students in terms of their abilities and disabilities, learning styles, objectives, and interests. Individualized instruction calls for a synthesis of strategies, which should be categorized in a hierarchy projecting all previously acquired skills of second language learning toward the continuum of fluency. A learning taxonomy may be formulated within such strategies as contracts, centered activity packages, learner activity packages, mini-courses, and independent study. Before individualization can take place, re-education of students, faculty, administrators, parents and the community is necessary. Teachers wishing to individualize learning in their schools should be careful to get the support and cooperation of other teachers throughout the school, so that consistency will be achieved and confusion minimized. (AM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Support, Educational Trends, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Learning Modalities, Learning Modules, Minicourses, Parent Education, Programed Instruction, School Support, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton. Modern Language Council.