ERIC Number: ED185841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Two E.L.T. Procedures -- An Experiment in Applied Psycholinguistics.
CIEFL Bulletin, v10 p47-62 1974
Results of an experimental study in India comparing two alternative procedures for teaching the set English text for class IX are examined against the background of the general mental ability, verbal reasoning ability, numerical reasoning ability, and general intelligence of the pupils. Other variables considered in the analysis are sex, age, and socioeconomic background. The two procedures compared are the oral presentation of structural and vocabulary items: (1) independent of the reading passage, and (2) in the context of the passage. Procedure 1 appears to be weighted against pupils with higher general intelligence. Procedure 2 is more effective with students of average general intelligence. This successful method, which relates language drill to actual communicative activity, should be adopted by language instructors since it increases reading comprehension, one of the major tasks of teachers in India. Extensive tables and graphs display all the data obtained in the study. (PMJ)
Descriptors: Age, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, English (Second Language), Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Language Proficiency, Pattern Drills (Language), Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Sex, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Inst. of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderbad (India).