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ON THE TEACHING

OF

MODERN LANGUAGES

IN

THEORY AND PRACTICE.

London: C. J. CLAY AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,

AVE MARIA LANE.

Cambridge : DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

ON THE TEACHING

OF

MODERN LANGUAGES

IN

THEORY AND PRACTICE.

TWO LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY

OF CAMBRIDGE IN THE LENT TERM, 1887.

BY

C. COLBECK, M.A.

ASSISTANT MASTER IN HARROW SCHOOL: LATE FELLOW OF

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

CAMBRIDGE

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS

1887

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PREFACE.

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HESE Lectures were written at the request of

the Teachers' Training Syndicate. The second appears in a slightly altered form. As delivered it consisted largely of oral illustrations and comments, only a portion of which is now printed, while some parts have been expanded. There seems to be at last a disposition to regard seriously the pretensions of Modern Languages to a larger place in Education, and I am not therefore without hope that the First Lecture, if only by the criticism which it evokes, may in some way serve to promote their claim, and especially their claim as Literature, to a fair hearing. Teachers generally find details concerning the practice of other teachers interesting, but I can not fatter myself that any one else will read the Second Lecture to the end.

My grateful acknowledgments are due to Mr R. H. Quick for help and counsel in old days

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