The teaching of German in secondary schools

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byElijah William Bagster-collins

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. WORK IN SPEAKING. One of the most striking points one notices in the work of modern language teaching in Germany is the prominence given to a study of the spoken language, especially in Realgymnasien, and schools where French.and English classes take the place of Greek and Latin in the course of study. While admitting that often the fluency and accuracy with which the class handled the foreign language was deserving of great praise, I carried away the feeling that undue emphasis is being given to this kind of work. Certainly the position of modern language instruction in the United States does not warrant us in following directly the lines marked out by the more prominent Reformers in Germany. Before even thinking of attempting the kind of work here, our courses in French and German ought to extend over as many years as those in the Realgymnasien, etc., and, moreover, the rank and file of teachers ought to be as well prepared, pedagogically, as the German teachers, and better prepared in practical knowledge of the languages taught. For although the German teacher of French and English as a rule must be regarded as excellently equipped for a course such as can safely be advocated for the United States, he often attempts, in the higher classes, a grade of work in conversation which really should only be attempted by a man who can handle the foreign language as easily as his mothertongue. It is needless to say that the teacher who approaches this standard of excellence is the exception. If for no other reason than that the majority of teachers of modern languages in any country will always be wanting in practical command of the language sufficient to conduct a course of study of seven, eight, or nine years, built upon the basis of the spoken word, we sh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. WORK IN SPEAKING. One of the most striking points one notices in the work of modern language teaching in Germany is the p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217642101

ISBN - 13:9780217642101

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