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The problem of motivation in French language-learning

Hickman, LA 1963 , 'The problem of motivation in French language-learning', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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These are days in which the spirit of inquiry is perhaps more
alive than at any other time in the history of humanity.
Not only in the sciences is experimentation taking place. New
methods of teaching are being tried out and tested, and the
laboratory has invaded the language field.
The whole field of education is continually under review.
Insistence is increasing that schools must provide an education
suited to the needs of the modern world. This has led to a new
appraisal of the value of various subjects.
It is generally agreed that the teaching of French in
Australia is at the crossroads. In fact, the claims of modern
language study itself have come under close scrutiny.
Many people feel that the results commonly achieved in
modern language study are not commensurate with the time and
energy expended. Many pupils leave school with little ability
to understand the foreign language when it is spoken, with
inadequate skill in using it either in speech or in writing, and
with little facility in reading it.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Hickman, LA
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