ERIC Number: ED180266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Une experience d'enseignement individualise de l'anglais langue seconde a l'elementaire (An Experiment in Individualized Instruction in English as a Second Language in Elementary School). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 18.
Working Papers on Bilingualism, n18 Jun 1978
The question of whether educational technology can be of assistance to the public school teacher who is in the position of having to teach the rudiments of a second language that he himself has not mastered is addresed in this paper. A series of teaching and learning units were constructed and experimented with for two years in teaching English as a second language to 10- and 11-year-old students. The technology that was used allowed for a high degree of individualization of instruction, due particularly to the use of the cassette tape-recorder. The results show that the 10-year-old students performed better than a control group in a similar context. The instructional method used also seems to increase the motivation and enjoyment of the students in relation to English as a school subject. However, the learning environment thus created retains a certain rigidity unless it is enlivened by a teacher capable of speaking the second language and promoting dynamic exchanges between students. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Teaching Methods
Bilingual Education Project, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M58 1V6
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.