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1899 Excerpt: ...and produced for the student, and then he is
required to practice until he can form the sound accurately. After
a sufficient introduction to the pronunciation has been given, the
study of formal grammar is taken up. In the first year, two-thirds
of the time is given to the study of the grammar. Written exercises
on the translation of English into the foreign idiom are required
at least once each week, besides a large amount of black-board
work, in the class-room. As soon as enough work has been done in
the grammar, the reading of connected texts is begun. In the first
year one of the three hours per week is devoted to exercises in
reading, together with explanations of grammatical points connected
with this reading. In the second and third years, most of the time
is devoted to reading the best works in each department of
literature, especially poetry, the drama and the novel. As it is
impossible to do a very great amount of reading in the class, only
the leading works in each department of literature are read.
Beginning with the next term, outside parallel reading will be
required, in addition to the amount read in the class-room. In
connection with the reading, the professor in charge gives from
time to time, short talks on the manners and customs, geography,
history, and mythology of the country whose language is being
studied. Together with this reading, a history of the literature,
from its beginnings down to the present time, is studied, and
especial attention is paid to the devlopment of the epic and lyric
poetry, the drama, and the novel. In the higher classes, critical
essays on the works read are required from time to time, and
frequent reviews both on the grammar and the reading are had. At
the present time there are no graudate students in this d...
|Country of origin:
University of Tennessee
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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