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ERIC Number: ED354784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 27
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New Script, New Language--Learning To Read Hindi.
Red, David L.
This paper assesses reading theory and its applications for methodology in second language reading. The investigation focuses on how the methodology recommended for teaching the commonly taught languages informs the teaching of a language such as Hindi. To accomplish this assessment, a teacher of Hindi at the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute designed a case study to investigate a method of instruction for reading Hindi, and, with the cooperation and collaboration of the two students in his class, carried out the instruction. Following a brief discussion of the Hindi language and a review of the literature, the paper summarizes the results of the case study, which encompassed script introduction, reading aloud, reading authentic/non-authentic material and vocabulary development. It is concluded that studies such as this one, while they can yield only tentative results, can still be helpful for showing directions for more classroom and experimental research both at the Foreign Service Institute and in academia. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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