FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING: AN INVESTIGATION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR VIETNAM
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT DIV
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The report describes foreign language requirements for U. S. military personnel going to Viet Nam and research to improve language training. The report examines the nature of the language problem in Viet Nam, the type of training now given in Vietnamese and research results on language training generally that might be applied to the present situation. A recently developed experimental course in Vietnamese is investigated, including a follow-up in Viet Nam of people who had taken the course. Two general types of remedial action are proposed administrative or policy actions not involving research, and the initiation of new research projects that would be in direct support of Vietnamese language requirements.
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