W. Everitt Shepherd (MAT, Indiana Univ.) is a teacher of French and Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Coronado High School, Scottsdale, Arizona.
An Experiment in Individualized Advanced French
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1970 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 394–399, March 1970
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Shepherd, W. E. (1970), An Experiment in Individualized Advanced French. Foreign Language Annals, 3: 394–399. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1970.tb01293.x
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ABSTRACT: An Arizona high school has demonstrated that, with certain limitations, advanced French can be taught on an individual basis within the framework of a standard class period. New forms of activity were devised to replace the traditional lecture-oriented class which was used only for supplements such as films and guest speakers. The students then kept their own record of progress in the course according to a predetermined system. Strict controls were nevertheless maintained by the teacher permitting him to delegate responsibility to the students as they were ready to accept it. The most serious impediments to individualizing instruction were found to be class load and the preparation and personality of the teacher.