ERIC Number: ED277259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Oral Skills in the Modern Languages Degree. Proceedings of a Conference at the University of Bradford (Bradford, England, January 3-6, 1984).
Doble, Gordon, Ed.; Griffiths, Brian T., Ed.
The conference proceedings include the opening address, plenary session papers, workshop reports, a final forum and address, and the conference program and participant list. The plenary session papers include: "What Are We Doing in Modern Languages Today?"; "Communicative Skills and the Modern Languages Degree"; "The Place of Spoken Language in the Hierarchy of Language Skills"; "An Analytical Approach to the Teaching of Spoken German"; "Towards a Pedagogic Theory of Interpreting"; "The Ear Has Its Reasons--Interpreting and the Modern Languages Curriculum"; "Language Performance, Context, and the Personality of the Interpreter"; "The Evaluation of Oral/Aural Skills within the BA Finals Examination"; and "Has the Language Laboratory a Place in the Undergraduate Course?" Workshop topics include: modern languages curriculum design; oral/aural versus oral/written exercises; audio and video independent study courses; computer-based independent study and testing; satellite television for Russian and French study; balancing oral and written language; minority languages; exploiting video resources; conference interpreting; word-processing and advanced translation; oral language change; interpreting as a language-learning activity; teaching assistants; spontaneous expression methodology; language laboratories; study abroad; testing; the use of linguists; and field recording of materials. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, German, Higher Education, Interpretive Skills, Language Laboratories, Listening Skills, Modern Languages, Oral Language, Satellite Facilities, Second Language Instruction, Speech Skills, Study Abroad, Teaching Assistants, Testing, Translation, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Note: For individual papers, see FL 016 312-320.