Accession Number:

AD0735052

Title:

Development and Evaluation of a Self-Instructional Spanish Course,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The paper describes the development and evaluation of a self-instructional Spanish course designed to produce an elementary communication skill, sufficient to cope with routine situations. The course has 106 printed lessons and associated tapes. There are two novel pedagogic techniques designed to simulate the experience of using the language in a live conversational situation simulated tutoring lessons and simulated conversation lessons. Nine military personnel with no prior Spanish training completed the course in an average of 73.7 hours. Average scores on the final examination were 73, 85, and 78. Results established the feasibility of building self-instructional foreign language courses to teach useful, elementary, communication skill. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE