Accession Number:

ADA160293

Title:

Basic Skills Resource Center: The Effects of Learning Strategies; Training on the Development of Skills in English as a Second Language

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Feb 1982-Dec 1984

Corporate Author:

INTERAMERICA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ROSSLYN VA

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

185.0

Abstract:

This project was designed as part of the Basic Skills Resource Center component to identify effects of training in the use of learning strategies on the development of English-as-a-Second-Language skills. High school students from mixed foreign language backgrounds were randomly assigned to one of two strategy treatment groups, or to a control group. Training in a natural teaching environment was presented for one hour daily over an eight day period in three language tasks vocabulary, listening, and speaking. Results from the training are thoroughly discussed, as are implications for classroom instruction and future research.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE