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An investigation of second-language teaching

Author: Frederick Browning Agard; Harold B Dunkel; Investigation of the Teaching of a Second Language, University of Chicago.
Publisher: Boston : Ginn and Company, [1948] ©1948.
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This investigation of high school and college language programs in the 1940's presents information on the objectives of language teaching and the measurement of language proficiency. An aural-oral testing program is described, and the aural-oral experimental groups are compared with conventionally taught classes. Advanced levels of language skill are studied in programs teaching English as a foreign language. An  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agard, Frederick Browning, 1907-
Investigation of second-language teaching.
Boston : Ginn and Co., [©1948]
(OCoLC)654341073
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Browning Agard; Harold B Dunkel; Investigation of the Teaching of a Second Language, University of Chicago.
OCLC Number: 1088042
Notes: This work together with Second-language learning, by H.B. Dunkel forms a report of the Investigation of the Teaching of a Second Language at the University of Chicago.
Description: vii, 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The purpose of the investigation --
The objectives of language teaching --
The measurement of language proficiency --
The aural and oral testing program --
Conventional groups not stressing aural-oral objectives --
Experimental groups stressing aural-oral skills as an initial objective and introduction to reading --
The advanced level of language skill: English as a foreign language --
A statement of conclusion and further needs.
Responsibility: by Frederick B. Agard and Harold B. Dunkel.

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This investigation of high school and college language programs in the 1940's presents information on the objectives of language teaching and the measurement of language proficiency. An aural-oral testing program is described, and the aural-oral experimental groups are compared with conventionally taught classes. Advanced levels of language skill are studied in programs teaching English as a foreign language. An appendix includes additional data.

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