PROGRAMMED LEARNING IN VIETNAMESE: CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A SHORT PRACTICAL LANGUAGE COURSE.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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Language skill is an especially important element in the performance of overseas military operations that are primarily advisory in nature. This research project sought to develop and assess the value of a short, self-instructional, job-oriented Vietnamese language program. A fifty-lesson taped course was constructed. The program was evaluated on Military Assistance Training Advisor students. Learning achievement was satisfactory, and trainees in general reported liking the course. Language aptitude was related to performance in the course, which was in turn related to performance in subsequent more advanced language training.
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