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ERIC Number: ED452727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 35
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Teaching Strategies and Student Attitudes toward Learning Korean as a Second Language.
Wakefield, Dara
This study sought to determine how students value learning Korean as a second language in the context of six instructor-selected strategies for teaching. Twenty-three students enrolled in introductory Korean participated. This study utilized mastery learning, cooperative learning, non-directed learning, and three different direct teaching strategies. Students responded to a survey and ranked instructional strategies according to their perceived effectiveness. It was found that the students preferred the more traditional approaches, including lectures and drills, but also enjoyed the change of pace that the new methods offered. Some students performed better under different strategies. Group work drew out the best in some and the worst in others. The study also indicates that there is a need to integrate various strategies into daily lessons. Students' responses indicate that numerous means are available and effective for reaching an instructional goal. Strategy variation might be more effective and stimulating for the student. An appendix contains the survey instrument. (Contains 30 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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