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Sato, Eriko; Chen, Julian Cheng Chiang; Jourdain, Sarah – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The development of distance learning courses for less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) often meets with instructional challenges, especially for Asian LCTLs with their distinct non-Roman characters and structures. This study documents the implementation of a fully online, elementary Japanese course at Stony Brook University. The curriculum was…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Language Proficiency
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Morrison, H.W.; Adams, E.N. – The Modern Language Journal, 1968
Comparisons are made between two introductory German sections at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, one of which had a conventional language laboratory and the other a computer assisted instruction laboratory. A brief description of the instructional arrangements is followed by descriptions of experimental comparisons, making up the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Audiolingual Methods, College Language Programs
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Ramirez, Arnulfo G.; Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 1990
Analysis of the cultural content of Spanish textbooks used in New York secondary schools revealed that the majority of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish-speaking groups within the United States were underrepresented. Photographs and references tended to depict the middle and upper classes, and few references were made to poverty,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Hispanic Americans, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education