ERIC Number: ED460647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
"Gaikokugo" Communication in an Intensive Course Format: Case Study Report and Recommendations.
Rausch, Anthony; Altizer, Roger, Jr.; Parry, Andrew
Crossroads, n2 p41-61 Dec 2000
This paper is a pedagogically-oriented case study of a "Gaikokugo" Communication course conducted in an intensive format. After a brief introduction and consideration of the intensive course format, the pedagogical approach guiding the course (together with samples of the materials used in the course provided in the appendix) is discussed. Student feedback confirming the positive aspects of intensive courses identified in the literature, principally the merits of concentrated study, is reported. Student feedback also stressed the importance of native speaker instruction. Teacher feedback advocated changes in the curriculum and stressed teacher preference for greater teacher autonomy as a means of generating increased and more meaningful communicative interaction for the students. The paper concludes by stressing that, with specific considerations in mind, the intensive course format can provide an effective means of delivering a communication-directed foreign language course. Four appendices are attached, one each for course materials pertaining to the front page, and the listening, speaking, and presentation components of the course. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/KFT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hirosaki Univ. (Japan).
Identifiers - Location: Japan