Foreign Language

by Fowler D. Brooks & C. O. Arndt - 1939

What is the best time to begin the study of a foreign language? Can younger children learn it more readily, as readily, or less readily than older children? As Bagster-Collins (2) shows, historically, foreign languages have been introduced at one time or another in all grades from the elementary school to the college. Which of these levels is the best? To answer such questions as these, it is necessary to consider several basic problems that are discussed here under the following categories: 2 (a) factors affecting student achievement in foreign language study (under II, following); (b) five objectives proposed by the Modern Language. Study (under III); (c) experimental evidence on the optimal time for beginning study of a foreign language (under IV and V) ; a and (d) research needed to give more conclusive evidence as to the time to initiate foreign language study (under VI). A brief summary (under VII) concludes the chapter.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 38, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 40 Number 9, 1939, p. 261-273 ID Number: 20581, Date Accessed: 10/23/2020 5:42:51 PM

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