All entries for November 2016
November 27, 2016
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collections/elt_archive/halloffame/fries/
Many thanks to Rob Lowe for his recent donation to the Warwick ELT Archive of a rare item he obtained in Tokyo - Lectures by C.C. Fries and W.F. Twaddell, published in 1958 for the Englsh Language Exploratory Committee, Tokyo, by Kenkyusha. Charles Fries (19887-1967) was the principal founder of the 'Oral Approach' - a precursor of audiolingualism - which was diffused in Japanese schools from the mid-1950s to mid-1960s (see Lynn Earl Henrichsen's book Diffusion of Innovations in English Language Teaching: The ELEC Effort in Japan, 1956-1968).
November 07, 2016
Writing about web page http://warwick.ac.uk/elt_archive
Many thanks to Irene Lavington, British Council London, for her donation to the ELT Archive of J.M.D. Meiklejohn's A Short Grammar of the English Tongue with Two Hundred and Eighty Exercises(n.d. publ. Meiklejohn and Son, London). This edition was 'intended for circulation in Egypt, India, and the British Colonies'
November 02, 2016
Writing about web page https://mickhammond.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/language-learning-a-thing-of-the-past/
Thanks very much to Mick Hammond of the Centre for Education Studies at Warwick for his donation of a Linguaphone German course from around 1961 (this is the date of a long personalized letter of encouragement from the Linguaphone Institute Director of Studies to L.M. Arrowsmith Esq. which came with the set) - see photos below. Mick has recently blogged about the course here: https://mickhammond.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/language-learning-a-thing-of-the-past/