ERIC Number: ED281357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
The Design and Evaluation of African Language Learning Materials. Proceedings of the Spring 1984 Conference on Developing Guidelines for the Evaluation of African Language Learning Materials (East Lansing, Michigan, April 13-14, 1984).
Dwyer, David J., Ed.
Representatives from major institutions teaching African languages convened to discuss the design of African language textbooks and to propose guidelines for the writing of new textbooks and evaluation of existing ones. Conference papers include: "Language Acquisition Theory and Materials Construction" (Stephen Krashen); "The Structures of Verbal Meaning" (Janet K. Swaffer); "How Should We Teach Hausa" (Russell G. Schuh); "Considerations for Self-Instructional Language Material for Threshold Level Acquisition" (Ivan R. Dihoff); "Language as Communication: The Socio-Cultural Aspect of Language Teaching" (Joan Maw); "Students' Wants and Needs for Grammar Instruction" (Carol Myers Scotton); "On Categorizing Language Courses: Reconciling Language Characteristics and Performance Expectations" (Patrick R. Bennett, Ann Biersteker); "African Language Recorded Materials Assessment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison" (Hazel Carter); "Reviewing Swahili Textbooks" (Ann Biersteker); "Reviewing Berber Courses" (Patrick R. Bennett); "Development of Intermediate and Advanced Materials" (William R. Leben); and "On Teaching Tone Comprehension" (James E. Redden). Conference recommendations are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Berber Languages, Classification, Difficulty Level, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar, Hausa, Independent Study, Individual Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Theories, Listening Comprehension, Material Development, Media Selection, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Swahili, Teaching Methods, Tone Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.