A Boston Brahmin Abroad: George Ticknor, Hispanism, and Dartmouth

George Ticknor, Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching the Living Languages, 1833

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Title

George Ticknor, Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching the Living Languages, 1833

Caption

As a professor at Harvard, Ticknor advocated strongly for reform in pedagogical practices at the university. Unlike the teaching of classical languages, he asserts the value of speaking the modern languages in addition to reading them: “The most important characteristic of a living language, -- the attribute in which resides its essential power and value, -- is, that it is a spoken one.”

Creator

George Ticknor

Date Created

1833

Publisher

Carter, Hendee and Co.

Place of Publication

Boston

Rights

Public domain

Bibliographic Citation

Ticknor, George. Lecture on the Best Methods of Teaching the Living Languages: Delivered before the American Institute, August 24, 1832, Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. Alumni T437ℓe, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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Case Number

Case 2

Item Number

Item 1