ERIC Number: ED236926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Miami University's Language Courses in Luxembourg.
Tomarken, Annette H.
Miami University of Ohio's language program in Luxembourg is described and evaluated. The university's European Center is located in Luxembourg and functions in close cooperation with the parent university. Native Luxembourgers teach the French and German classes with a heavy emphasis on drills using the traditional Dartmouth approach. The Dartmouth approach is preferred because it consistently evokes active responses from the students. In addition, the Dartmouth approach provides a link between classroom experience and outside communication. The major difficulties associated with the Dartmouth approach include extra hours involved in training drill instructors and finding appropriate textbooks. It is concluded that the Dartmouth approach has encouraged students to continue in second language programs. It has helped the exchange students at the European Center profit from the experience of studying abroad. In addition, the opportunity to have contact with peers from another culture has been of great value. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg