ERIC Number: ED307798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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SEASSI Language Program Final Report, 1988.
Ramos, Teresita V.
The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Hawaii is described, and recommendations are made for teacher training and test development for future programs. A total of 165 students participated in 3 different levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) of 11 different languages, including Burmese, Cebuano, Hmong, Indonesian, Ilokano, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. An intensive 3-day pre-session teacher training program is described, and the teachers' attitudes toward and recommendations for future training sessions are presented. Student evaluations of the courses are presented in the following categories: (1) language; (2) teachers; (3) tapes; (4) textbooks; and (5) supplementary materials. Results indicated that students would prefer more free speaking time in class and that the quality of teaching materials needs to be improved. The status of the SEASSI Proficiency Exam Development Project in Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese is also discussed. Midterm and final student evaluations, teacher evaluations of the pre-session training program, evaluations of the textbooks used, and lists of faculty are appended. (DJD)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Burmese, Cambodian, Cebuano, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Hmong, Indonesian, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Material Evaluation, Javanese, Language Tests, Lao, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Tagalog, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Thai, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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