ERIC Number: ED230051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Teaching and Learning a Foreign Language via Tele(Video)phone: A Futuristic Mini-Computer Design.
A futuristic design for foreign language learning is suggested using a video telephone, that is, a telephone with video and computer components included. Some introductory information is provided on ways the computer is being used today to organize and transmit information, and on models of individualized instruction which can be adapted to a home computerized course in a foreign language. By incorporating elements from these models and from computer assisted instructional programs in existence, a design for teaching and learning a foreign language through a telecommunications system is worked out. The objectives of such a course, kinds of equipment needed, and various ways the program could be implemented are described. The example given is of a course that would accommodate 100 students per teacher in every 3-month period, with a maximum of 20 students in five half-hour teacher-student core teleconferences per day. The ordinary telephone network from the teacher's home or office and the student's home is utilized as the medium of communication. The design provides for group and individual meetings with the teacher and among the students, use of programmed instructional materials, competency tests, and practice and review sessions. (AMH)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Telephone Communications Systems, Telephone Instruction
Not available separately; see FL 013 718.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Speak Out and Touch Someone. The OMLTA Yearbook, 1983.