ERIC Number: ED210931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Comprehension Approach to Foreign Language Instruction.
Winitz, Harris, Ed.
The comprehension approach to second language education emphasizes acquisition of listening comprehension prior to and as a vehicle for acquisition of other language skills. The following articles on this approach are collected here: (1) "Nonlinear Learning and Language Teaching" (Winitz); (2) "Aital cal aprene las lengas estrangieras--Comprehension: The Key to Second Language Learning" (Belasco); (3) "Participatory Observation: How to Succeed in Language Learning" (Newmark); (4) "The Extinction of Second Language Learning in American Schools: An Intervention Model" (Asher); (5) "Three Steps Leading to Listening Fluency: A Beginning" (Nord); (6) "A Reconsideration of Comprehension and Production in Language Training" (Winitz); (7) "Neurolinguistic Clues to the Essentials of a Good Language Teaching Methodology: Comprehension, Problem Solving and Meaningful Practice" (Diller); (8) "Machine-Aided Instruction in Bahasa Indonesia" (Burling and others); (9) "The Priority of Aural Comprehension in the Language Acquisition Process" (Postovosky); (10) "Comprehension Training: The Evidence from Laboratory and Classroom Studies" (Asher); (11) "Listening Comprehension as a Base for a Multiskill Approach to Beginning Spanish: The Purdue Experiment" (Corbett and Smith); (12) "What Comprehension-Based Classes Look and Feel Like in Theory and Practice" (Swaffar and Stephens); and (13) "Comprehension Training in a High School Setting" (Garcia). (JB)
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Language Research, Learning Processes, Listening Comprehension, Neurolinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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Note: Article entitled "Machine-Aided Instruction in Bahasa Indonesia" is available in prepublication form as ED 195 134.