ERIC Number: ED230243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Designing and Developing a Management/Autoinstructional System, Test, Evaluation, and Review (MASTER) Program for Second Language Acquisition.
Branham, Harold Elton, Jr.
This report describes the design and development of the MASTER program, an autoinstructional model to supplement introductory foreign language courses, and examines its application in two French language courses offered at Brevard Community College. The first sections contain introductory material, a review of the literature on second-language acquisition and instructional systems, and a discussion of the procedures and methods used to develop and implement the MASTER program. Information on the identification of performance and training requirements, instructional methods, and testing procedures is included, along with samples of the instructional materials and drills used. Results of the use of the MASTER program are then reviewed in terms of the conduct and evaluation of learning activities, administration of course materials, self-assessment testing, and conditions and acts of learning. An evaluation of various instructional methods (e.g., lecture, demonstration, recital, and discussion) and instructional media (e.g., tutorial, environmental, print, visual aids and audiovisual methods) concludes this section. The final section discusses aspects of instructional methodology and media, recall and performance, and curriculum development and offers recommendations. The bulk of the report consists of appendices including a socio-topical matrix for professional career fields, a summary of French language rules, a glossary, self-assessment forms, and the MASTER program evaluation form. (LL)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, College Second Language Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Programed Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum presented to the Faculty of the Management Institute, Brevard Community College.