ERIC Number: ED230036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Retention and Dropout in Beginning College Language Courses.
Johnson, Roger, Jr., Ed.; Vasselus, Kathryn S., Ed.
Four aspects of the problem of retention of students in foreign language programs are discussed. (1) "Retention and Dropout: The National Situation," by K. E. Muller, describes a survey of retention rates in a sample of colleges and universities; (2) "Retention and Dropout: Some Remarks on One Department's Experience," by F. Valette, reflects on the experience at Northern Illinois University where the dropout rate has remained at an acceptable level, and focuses on the question of language requirements; (3) "Retention and TAMBSPI at Ohio State," by G. Irvin and L. Twarog, describes and analyzes retention and dropout in six foreign languages at Ohio State, with a special focus on their individualized instruction program; and (4) "Effects of the Dartmouth Intensive Language Model," by O. Johnston, discusses the intensive German program at the University of Florida and analyzes reasons for student retention in it. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Denver, CO, November 27, 1981).