THE BENEFITS OF INTERSECTING FOREIGN AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PEDAGOGICAL METHODS
This study describes an interview survey of college instructors of foreign and programming languages as well as a content analysis of textbooks from these fields. Seven interviews were conducted with instructors in Romance Languages and Computer Science at five colleges in central North Carolina. The purpose of the interviews was to determine how instructors of foreign and programming languages view their teaching methodology and how this relates to the textbooks they choose. Based on the information gathered at the interviews and a subsequent content analysis of six textbooks, this study explored the possibilities that exchanging teaching ideas between foreign and programming language texts might afford if these were applied creatively across these two curricula.
Advisor:Dr. Stephanie W. Haas
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:programming languages – teaching foreign language and learning education literature evaluation content analysis
Date of Publication:04/28/2006