ERIC Number: ED218937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Assisted Instruction in Latin and in English Vocabulary Development.
Studies in Language Learning, v3 n1 p113-22 Spr 1981
Computer assisted instruction in Latin and in English vocabulary development, which is used at the University of Illinois-Urbana, is described. The computer portion of the beginning Latin course consists of 40 lessons which provide drill and practice in vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. The program can be used either as a classroom supplement or as part of an independent study course. Each of the 40 lessons has four sections--vocabulary, morphology, translation, and a self-test. Work on PLATO counts as one-quarter of the total course grade and is designed to increase efficiency in study and lengthen retention. The Latin composition program is designed as a complete review of Latin grammar through the medium of prose composition and can be used at any time after the first year of college or first 2 years of high school Latin. The program contains 31 lessons, which may be used separately from each other or in sequence, either as a classroom supplement or an independent study. Each lesson is divided into four parts--morphology, composition exercises, vocabulary, and a diagnostic self-test. In addition, a course in the enlargement of students' English vocabulary through the study of Latin and Greek roots and their derivatives uses a PLATO component. Advantages of PLATO-based instruction include: (1) the student has a choice of study areas and the sequence of the work; (2) immediate reinforcement or correction is provided; (3) drill items are randomized to reduce serial learning; (4) responses are stored by the computer and further work is determined on the basis of these replies; (5) sentence responses are judged at the orthographic, lexical, and syntactical levels; and (6) diagnostic tests are provided. (SW)
Descriptors: College English, College Second Language Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Diagnosis, English Instruction, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Latin, Morphology (Languages), Online Systems, Pattern Drills (Language), Programed Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Translation, Vocabulary Development, Writing (Composition)
Not available separately, see FL 012 990.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Language Learning Lab.