|Short description:||'Report of the Committee of Twelve' published|
|Medium description:||'Report of the Committee of Twelve' by a Modern Language Association of America's committee. |
Makes mention of the Direct Method but suggest that the main focus of FL teaching was competent translation skills that would lead eventually to a good reading level.
Suggests a 'compromise solution on the method controversy' (Stern, 1983) and described a set of Grammar-Translation activity suggestions that included:
- teaching of grammar
- translation of simple prose
[Mackey (but only in bibliography), Krashen, and Hawkins give the year as 1901]
[Stern doesn't make clear in what way this event is placed in 1900 as he gives a reference to a publication date of 1901 and says it was submitted to the MLA at a meeting in 1898]