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Benseler, David P. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Lists the doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literature, culture, linguistics, and foreign language education in 1981. The order of entries is major field or area of specialization, institution, author, title of dissertation, and director or supervisor of dissertation. (EKN)
Descriptors: Chinese, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Czech Literature
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Terrell, T. D. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Discusses assumptions of natural approach for second-language instruction, including belief that the classroom should be devoted to activities which foster acquisition; student speech errors should not be corrected directly; and students should be allowed to respond in target language, native language, or both. Posits stages of language…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
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Ensz, Kathleen Y. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Presents study conducted in France to determine which errors typically made by French-speaking Americans (errors in pronunciation, vocabulary, or grammar) are most objectionable to the French ear. Concludes grammatical errors were rated least tolerable. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Error Analysis (Language), Foreign Countries, French
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LaLande, John F., II – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Experiment designed to test efficacy of techniques of comprehensive error correction on combined grammatical and orthographic correctness of compositions written by intermediate-level college students studying German found writing skill development favorably affected by appropriate techniques. They are: systematic scoring of compositions;…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, German, Higher Education
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Benmaman, Virginia; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Discusses and evaluates Individualized Learning Program for students of Spanish at the College of Charleston focusing on attrition, grade distribution, achievement test scores, and student attitude. Results indicate individualized foreign language instruction is a viable pedagogical alternative to traditional classroom instruction. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
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Adams, Shirley J. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Presents study designed to investigate effects of statements designed to activate scripts on measures of unfamiliar vocabulary with American college students reading in French and in English. Study revealed importance of preparing readers for what they are about to read. Teachers should keep background and present knowledge of students in mind…
Descriptors: French, Higher Education, Reading Material Selection, Reading Skills
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Collett, John – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Describes use of computer aided instruction and designing of computer programs to teach verb tenses to students of French at the University of Waikato. Basic limitation of present program is lack of variety in sentences it produces. (BK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Brod, Richard I. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Presents case in favor of the teaching of foreign languages at all educational levels based on humanistic concerns. Calls for creation of language-centered liberal arts program to be installed in schools and colleges. (BK)
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Humanities, International Schools, Magnet Schools
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Bragger, Jeannette D. – Modern Language Journal, 1982
Describes process and gives examples by which contradiction is introduced in a course using Total Physical Response approach. Gives students opportunity to say "no" and come up with an alternative while demonstrating understanding of original command. (BK)
Descriptors: French, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nollendorfs, Valters – Modern Language Journal, 1983
The use of task forces and commissions to address problems and issues in foreign studies in recent years has meant minimal change in policy or activity. However, it is now up to the profession to follow up the recommendations made and create new alliances within the profession for the needed changes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Advisory Committees, Educational Policy, International Studies
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Curtin, Constance; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1983
A study was undertaken of the predictive validity of the Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery at a university high school. Correlations of foreign language final grades and total scores on the Pimsleur battery are presented. Reliance on the battery score as a simple predictor of foreign language achievement is not recommended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Language Aptitude
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Azevedo, Milton M. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
This article presents a survey of textbooks for second-year college Spanish courses published in the last ten years. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Garrison, David L. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Outlines a lesson in a college Spanish class in which the students were shown the close relationship between Spanish and Portuguese. This kind of class not only makes the students more conscious of the relatedness of languages but also can stimulate their interest in studying another language. (CFM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Motivation Techniques
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Killinger, Loretta E., Comp. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
This article lists the doctoral degrees in foreign languages granted during the academic year 1977-78 by major field. Within each field institutions are listed alphabetically, and within each institution the candidates' names appear. The title of each thesis is followed by the thesis director's name. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classical Languages, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations
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Meredith, Alan R. – Modern Language Journal, 1978
Spanish students in four inner-city high schools were first tested for conceptual tempo and then given the Test of Oral Proficiency in Spanish (TOPS). It is concluded that speeded and timed tests not only allow impulsive examinees to answer too soon, but often pressure normally reflective examinees to respond impulsively. (EJS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Conceptual Tempo, High School Students
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