ERIC Number: ED188428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Communication/Language Objectives-Based System (C/LOBS) for Foreign Language Training. Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria, Volume I.
Setzler, Hubert H., Jr.; And Others
This report of recommendations describes in detail the system for determining communication/language objectives (C/LOBS) within an instructional systems development (ISD) framework. C/LOBS was developed to support the front-end analysis efforts of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and functions as a subsystem of the ISD approach currently in use in the TRADOC school system. The task assigned to this project, which is described in 13 volumes and an executive summary, was to develop a systematic set of procedures for determining terminal skill objectives (TSOs) and their supporting enabling objectives (EOs) for foreign language training. Five job/duty positions and three languages were selected for field testing and system validation. In this volume the C/LOBS is described in terms of its three phases: (1) the task analysis system, (2) the TSO conversion routine, and (3) the EO system. Each system phase is discussed in terms of the system components, the methodolgies employed during the three phases, and the tools required to carry out the C/LOBS. Examples of the outputs of each phase are provided in the individual sections. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Language Usage, Languages for Special Purposes, Mandarin Chinese, Military Personnel, Notional Functional Syllabi, Occupational Information, Russian, Second Language Instruction, Skill Analysis, Spanish, Systems Analysis, Systems Development, Training Objectives
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Nonresident Instruction Division, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
Authoring Institution: Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Syracuse, NY.