P. Patrick McClary (M.A., University of Delaware) is a teacher of Spanish at Brandywine High School, Wilmington, Delaware.
I Fail, You Fail, Who Fails?
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1979 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 193–196, May 1979
How to Cite
McClary, P. P. (1979), I Fail, You Fail, Who Fails?. Foreign Language Annals, 12: 193–196. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1979.tb00168.x
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ABSTRACT The article describes a positive reinforcement method in a foreign language course, with special emphasis on the relationship of evaluation to the entire learning process. The article presents a brief analysis of the overall learning process and focuses on the teaching of attitudes and values. The teacher's role in the formation of student attitudes is given primary consideration. The exact nature of the evaluation method is described, and the secondary advantages are discussed. The article concludes with some suggestions and cautions for teachers interested in implementing the ideas.