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ERIC Number: ED197592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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The Dartmouth/Rassias Model of Teaching Foreign Languages.
Stansfield, Charles; Hornor, Jeanne
An historical, philosophical, and methodological overview of the Dartmouth/Rassias model of foreign language instruction is presented. The model, first developed by John Rassias at Dartmouth College, is an intensive adaptation of the traditional audiolingual approach. Great use is made of dramatic techniques to motivate students and help them learn the language. It is suggested that the psychological rationale for the model's success may be due to the emotionally self-liberating effect of these dramatic techniques. The reported success of the model at several institutions is discussed and a plea is made for scientific experimentation and evaluation. A comprehensive bibliography is included along with a list of 55 colleges that employ the method. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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