John B. Carroll (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is now a Senior Research Psychologist at Educational Testing Service, Princeton, where he is chairman of the Human Learning and Cognition Research Group. For seventeen years previously, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, becoming Professor of Educational Psychology in 1956. His professional specialty is the psychology of language, and within this area he has devoted much attention to problems of teaching, testing, and research in foreign languages. He has published The Study of Language (Harvard University Press), and Language and Thought (Prentice-Hall), as well as numerous articles on educational and psychological measurement and psycholinguistics. With Stanley Sapon, he developed the Modern Language Aptitude Test (Psychological Corporation). He is a founding member of the National Academy of Education and has served on numerous committees concerned with the development of research and studies in linguistics, psycholinguistics, and foreign language teaching. (The study reported here was supported by a contract with the U. S. Office of Education under NDEA, Title VI. The author thanks the very many people who cooperated in this study, as well as his able staff members at Harvard, principally John L. D. Clark, Thomas M. Edwards, and Fannie A. Handrick.)
Foreign Language Proficiency Levels Attained by Language Majors Near Graduation from College
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1967 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 131–151, December 1967
How to Cite
Carroll, J. B. (1967), Foreign Language Proficiency Levels Attained by Language Majors Near Graduation from College. Foreign Language Annals, 1: 131–151. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1967.tb00127.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
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