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The teaching of modern foreign languages in the United States; a report prepared for the Modern foreign language study,

Author: A Coleman
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1929.
Series: Publications of the American and Canadian Committees on Modern Languages, v. 12.
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Coleman, A. (Algernon), 1876-1939.
Teaching of modern foreign languages in the United States.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1929
(OCoLC)602028567
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Coleman
OCLC Number: 2078180
Notes: "List of projects for research and experiment organized under the sponsorship of the Modern foreign language study and the Canadian committee on modern languages": pages 288-293.
Description: xx pages, 1 leaf, 299 pages tables, diagrams 25 cm.
Contents: The objectives of modern language instruction. An experimental list of objectives ; Evidence on validity and degree of attainment ; The instrumental objectives ; The indirect objectives ; Improvement in English through study of the modern languages ; The Werner experiment ; The Woody-Hootkins-Carr experiment ; Effect of study of a modern language on progress in other languages ; The Rice experiment ; Two cultural objectives ; A revised list of objectives ; Objectives of the first two years ; Objectives of the third and fourth years ; Summarizing conclusions --
Content of the modern language course. Introductory Remarks: An analysis of possible causes of failure ; Attitude of teachers toward the present course of study ; Certain basic curriculum studies ; Content of the typical modern language course ; Practice in reading as training for reading ; Experimental evidence on the development of reading ability ; Buswell's experiment: the advantages of "direct" reading ; The Iowa experiment: teaching college students to read French ; The Missouri experiment: the "reading" method vs. the "grammar" method ; West's experiment: teaching Bengali children to read English ; Summarizing conclusions --
Organization of classes. Why students are misclassified ; Experimental evidence of poor classification ; Wood's New York data ; Data gathered by the Study ; Uses of standardized tests ; Desirable changes in testing practices ; Necessity for better control of student progress ; A composite picture of attainment in selected schools ; Summarizing conclusions --
Some considerations in regard to method. Basic considerations ; Current tendencies in method ; Classroom observations ; A study of achievement in certain schools ; Difficulty of isolating the factors governing achievement ; Hypothesis in regard to method ; Summarizing conclusions --
Appendix 1. Problems for investigation by the Modern Foreign Language Study --
Appendix 2. List of projects for research and experiment organized under the sponsorship of the Modern Foreign Language Study and the Canadian Committee on Modern Languages.
Series Title: Publications of the American and Canadian Committees on Modern Languages, v. 12.
Other Titles: Foreign languages in the United States, The teaching of modern
Responsibility: by Algernon Coleman ...

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