ERIC Number: ED174046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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On The Road to Fluency: A. L. P.
Hieke, Adolf E.
Audio-Lectal Practice (ALP) as a second language teaching methodology is described. In this program, students recite progressively difficult texts in the language laboratory, and compare their recitation with the taped recitation of a native speaker. The method facilitates exposure and rigorous work on the oral discourse features of the target language: rhythm, tempo, pausing, and the alternation of suprasegmental patterns and contours in the natural discourse. The function in mastering a language of the last skill listed and the operation of one ALP program are explained briefly, and the development of ALP at the University of Tuebingen is outlined. Initial test results are discussed which indicate positive effects of ALP on the acquisition of oral discourse features and on fluency. A brief bibliography is appended. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Audiotape Recordings, Communicative Competence (Languages), Connected Discourse, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Language Skills, Language Tests, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Suprasegmentals, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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