Learning Foreign Languages

Audiolingvalny method of learning foreign languages, created by Charles Vries (1887-1967) and Robert Lado (1915) in the U.S. in the 40-50th years of XX century., Is a peculiar development of the ideas of Harold Palmer. Specificity of this method is mainly determined by queue belonging to another linguistic Vries school. Interpreting the language of the positions of descriptive linguistics, presented in the writings of American linguist Leonard Bloomfield, Fries sees it as a system of signs, which are used in the process of oral communication, considering the letter artificial and not very accurate way to fix the sound of the language. Hence the conclusion of the importance of a sound system of language and the system models of building proposals. Accordingly, it is concluded that the unit of oral communication (and hence the training) is the sentence. It is a sound system and a model proposal distinguishes one language from another, and because of its basis. Regardless of the ultimate goal of the initial degree studies should be devoted to the development of oral broadcasting, and to learn reading should go after students possess language orally.

Main content initial degree of grammar, which moves in the form of structures (models). Vocabulary in this period played a supporting role, its purpose – to illustrate the sounds and structures that are being studied. The material shown on by comparing the language that is studied, and the native language and to establish typologies of difficulties, but in the process of learning, no mapping is carried out.

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