ERIC Number: ED188435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
11BF1 Operations/Intelligence Specialist Special Forces (Mandarin Chinese). Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria, Volume VIII.
Setzler, Hubert H., Jr.; And Others
The job position of operations/intelligence specialist as performed in Mandarin Chinese is described in terms of terminal skill objectives (TSOs) and enabling objectives (EOs). This analysis is part of the communication/language objectives-based system (C/LOBS), which supports the front-end analysis efforts of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. The C/LOBS project, which is described in 13 volumes and an executive summary, functions as a subsystem of the instructional systems development approach currently in use in the TRADOC school system. Five job-duty positions and three languages were selected for field testing and system validation. This volume presents the results of the task analysis of Mandarin Chinese language requirements for operations/intelligence specialists. The job tasks of this position use two communicatives activities: "demonstrates" and "teaches." The language functions critical to communicative task performance are referenced in the TSOs and EOs. Following each TSO a mapping sheet is provided to direct the user to the materials which further define both the communicative activities and the Mandarin Chinese language necessary to accomplish those tasks. The EOs provide a detailed outline of each communicative activity required. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Language Usage, Languages for Special Purposes, Mandarin Chinese, Military Personnel, Notional Functional Syllabi, Occupational Information, Second Language Instruction, Skill Analysis, Systems Analysis, Systems Development, Training Objectives
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Nonresident Instruction Division, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
Authoring Institution: Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Syracuse, NY.