Heimtraut F. Taylor (Ph.D., Washington University) is Assistant Professor of German at The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Students' Reactions to Computer Assisted Instruction in German*
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1979 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 12, Issue 4, pages 289–291, September 1979
How to Cite
Taylor, H. F. (1979), Students' Reactions to Computer Assisted Instruction in German. Foreign Language Annals, 12: 289–291. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1979.tb00186.x
The programs were authored by Professor Werner Haas and Assistant Professor Heimy Taylor. Ms. Susan Severance served as research assistant and coder over a period of three years. Although Professor Taylor's major field is German literature, she is also trained in computer programming and makes all corrections or additions. DECU has been fully operational since 1973 and TUCO since 1974. Both programs make use of the IBM Coursewriter III/version 3 computer language. They are continually updated based on student and faculty suggestions. The Ohio State Department of Computer Based Education has been most cooperative in the development and continuing administration of the program.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT The Department of German at The Ohio State University is presently using two Computer Assisted Instruction programs as adjunct to the basic language courses, German 101 and 102. The programs are not intended to substitute for classrooom or laboratory work, nor for the teacher, but rather are supplementary devices which make effective use of the principles and practices of the tutorial method. The tutoring is accomplished by adapting all computer responses to the individual student's response. Students are asked to practice grammatical exercises. If they make a mistake, the program offers advice as to the nature of the error, and gives clues which will lead to the correct answer and help them to gain a better understanding of the problem.