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ERIC Number: ED161293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of Counseling Learning/Community Language Learning. Papers in Linguistics, 1974-1977: A Collection of M.A. Papers from Students in the Linguistics Department of Northeastern Illinois University.
Melady, Mary
Counseling Learning/Community Language Learning (CL/CLL) is a pedagogical methodology developed out of research that was designed to study the psychological dynamics involved in adult learning. This paper is the result both of research and of personal experience with Counseling-Learning methodology applied to the field of teaching English as a second language. The aim of the paper is threefold: (1) to briefly explain Charles Curran's Counseling-Learning principles and methodology, (2) to present recent pedagogical support for such an approach, and (3) to show how Counseling-Learning can be integrated into a secondary school ESOL curriculum. The three main counseling techniques used for this methodology are: emphasis on client-counselor relationship, group counseling dynamics, and a period of reflection or evaluation in which the students' reactions and attitudes to the learning situation are investigated. The learning activity is simply that the student-clients engage in free conversation among themselves in the target language with the assistance of the language counselors. Recent pedagogical trends in foreign language education support both the interpersonal communication goal and the humanistic approach of CL/CLL. Five problems connected with CL/CLL in a secondary school ESOL program are discussed, and it is concluded that in this setting CL/CLL would be best utilized when teamed with other more conventional pedagogical techniques and methods. (Author/NCR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago.