ERIC Number: ED188438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
11B Infantryman Special Forces (Russian). Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria, Volume XI.
Setzler, Hubert H., Jr.; And Others
The job position of infantryman of special forces as performed in Russian 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 Russian language requirements for infantryman. The job tasks of this position use two communicative activities: "demonstrates" and "teaches." These two communicative activities form the basic organizational scheme for the EOs. When the TSOs are mapped on the EOs, either "demonstrates" or "teaches" provide organized and developed communicative strategies leading to mastery of the specific TSOs. The language functions critical to communicative task performance are referenced in the TSOs and the EOs. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Language Usage, Languages for Special Purposes, Military Personnel, Notional Functional Syllabi, Occupational Information, Russian, 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.