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Hanna, Sami A.
This paper investigates the difference in achievement among 20 University of Utah students of modern standard Arabic. One group of 11 students followed an intensive eight-week summer course, and a second group of nine students studied the same course during a regular academic year. Also reported on is the correlation between achievement and…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Arabic, College Language Programs, Intensive Language Courses
To Speak as Equals; Language Training in the Peace Corps 1961-68. Peace Corps Faculty Paper Number 1.
Kulakow, Allan M. – 1968
Features of Peace Corps language training programs are described with special emphasis on new approaches. The structure of a typical, minimal 300-hour program (4-6 hours per day) is contrasted with a new and very intensive program of instruction 8 hours a day. The increased need for two-language programs is explained. All programs require…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Conversational Language Courses, Course Content, Federal Programs
The Modern Language Aptitude Test in a Peace Corps Context: Validity, Expectancies, and Implications for Further Research.
Fiks, A. I. – 1968
The language training program for Peace Corps participants is investigated. The objectives were: to investigate the validity of the Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) for predicting end-of-training Foreign Service Institute (FSI) language proficiency; to discover the relative difficulty of various target languages; to develop tentative…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Expectancy Tables, Intensive Language Courses, Language Aptitude