ERIC Number: ED356618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehension-Based CAI for Advanced Thai and Indonesian. Final Report.
Henry, George M.
A 1987 project to develop materials for computer-assisted instruction in Thai and Indonesian and to train teachers in their use is described. Three different sets of Thai materials based on authentic materials were developed and field tested. One concerned the layout and function of a Thai monastery compound, another was an advanced exercise in Thai political science, and the third was an exercise in Indonesian-to-English translation from taped speech, a format selected from three that were field tested. The Indonesian test development and teacher training workshop occurred during the 1987 Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI). The final project report gives an overview of the project and its results and contains more detailed appendixes. The first outlines the formative evaluation of three types of Indonesian tests (a vocabulary drill, interactive exercise in translation from taped speech, and interpretation of a spoken narrative) and describes the SEASSI teachers' workshop. The second appendix contains a dot-matrix printout of artist's drawings used in interactive lessons on the Thai temple complex. Appendix 3 contains a summary of the listening proficiency examination's development, reprinted from a journal article. The fourth appendix is a reprint of a book chapter describing the Northern Illinois University's Foreign Language Instruction Station (FLIS) instructional computer network. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Indonesian, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Test Construction, Thai, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A