ERIC Number: ED351886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Materials in Spanish for Agriculture. Final Report.
Mainous, Bruce H.
A federally funded project to develop Spanish for Agricultural Purposes, a set of instructional materials for agricultural specialists planning to work in Latin America, is reported. The materials are intended for use by individuals with at least a year's college-level study of Spanish. They include: a series of authentic readings, each with an English-Spanish glossary; lesson-related dialogues in print and on tape for language laboratory use; interactive audio exercises for practice in colloquial expressions, language manipulation, and self-expression; a workbook; a computer-assisted component to support and complement the print and audio lessons; and videotape of 48 3-minute episodes featuring a North American agricultural specialist in interactions with native speakers of Latin American Spanish in a variety of agriculture-related contexts. The 12 instructional units have the following topics: agriculture (general); sugar; cereals; geography; forestry; animal husbandry (two units); soybeans; agricultural economics; poultry raising; swine farming; and some food crops. The report lists the unit titles, reading selection titles and sources for each, organization of exercises in the accompanying manual, summaries of videotape episodes, lesson structure and general programming information about the computer component, including algorithms and 16 sample screens, and information about project personnel, finances, copyrights, and distribution. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Audiotape Recordings, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Dialogs (Language), Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes, Material Development, Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Technical Assistance, Videotape Recordings
Language Learning Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, G70 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 (cassettes).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Language Learning Lab.