ERIC Number: ED234558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Practice Makes Closer to Perfect: Alternative Techniques for Teaching Foreign Languages to Learning Disabled Students in the University.
Bilyeu, E. E.
The booklet reviews ways in which a foreign language teacher modified instruction as part of the HELDS (Higher Education for Learning Disabled Students) project. Basic principles in foreign language learning are reviewed, and the value of meaningful practice to allow students to focus on content and communication is emphasized. Strategies (such as modeling, opportunity for practice, and varying of the material) are discussed as are components involved in planning a class hour. A framework is offered for presenting and reinforcing objectives. A final comment touches upon the importance of using a variety of learning modalities. A criterion and behavioral checklist for adults with specific learning disabilities is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg. Instructional Media Center.