|Short description:||Coleman Report|
|Medium description:||Algernon Coleman's "The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in the United States".|
Included the recommendation that some level of reading fluency should be the main target of language teaching since this was more attainable in the limited time that students had than the levels of spoken fluency suggested by the Direct Method. This and a number of other recommendations shaped the teaching of language in the USA between the World Wars and the rise of the Reading Method with its controlled vocabulary (Mackey, 1965).
Prator (1979) states that has been criticism of the report not basing some of its recommendations on the analysis of the data the study collected
Resulted in the spread of the Reading Method throughout the USA.