ERIC Number: ED306769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
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A Use of the Natural Approach in a Beginning-Level EFL Class in Barcelona, Spain.
Mayer, Robert P.
A beginning-level class in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) using the natural approach (NA) was conducted experimentally at the Institute of North American Studies in Barcelona, Spain from April through June, 1985. At the end of the ten-week term, the class of 17 students was given a communicative test and a structural test. A parallel conventional class was similarly evaluated. The NA students scored substantially higher on the communicative test than the parallel students but scored considerably lower on the structural test. Feedback elicited from the NA group indicated a positive reaction to this method, but with some suggestions for reintroduction of traditional classroom elements. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain (Barcelona)