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Beyond the fringe: a framework for assessing teach-yourself materials for ab initio English-speaking learners

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Francis Jones


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Recent interest in individualized language learning indicates that it is high time the teach-yourself phenomenon were taken seriously. This paper presents a detailed, non-impressionistic assessment checklist for teach-yourself package. Two example research applications are given: a survey of a range of course packages, and an analysis shedding light on the patterns of materials use by an individual learner of Hungarian.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Jones FR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: System

Year: 1993

Volume: 21

Issue: 4

Pages: 453-469

ISSN (print): 0346-251X

ISSN (electronic): 1879-3282

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/0346-251X(93)90057-N


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