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ODERN LANGUAGE SERIES.
EDITED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
Professor of Modern Languages, Harvard University,
ALPHONSE N. VAN DAELL,
Professor of Modern Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formerly Director of Modern Languages in the Boston High and Latin Schools.
In order to meet the demands created by the latest developments in the study of the Modern Languages, we have planned four new series of books for the study of French and German.
The names ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, and UniverSITY indicate the general purpose of three of these series, which will be completed later by a preparatory course for children.
Recognizing that various methods of teaching the Modern Languages exist, and that instructors have legitmate preferences as to the mode of instruction they wish to adopt, it will be our aim to include in our series whatever is best in different directions, thus offering a broad choice to teachers.
As in the opinion of many it is desirable that much reading be done by the pupil from the very first, and that it should vary according to the needs of classes, a large number of books will be made accessible.
All possible discretion will be used in the selection of "exts, while at the same time the endeavor will be to represent adequately and systematically the important periods of the literature. Carefully chosen historical and scientific
texts will also be presented as the need for them becomes manifest.
The Elementary Series will consist of First Books in the languages and appropriate exercises to accompany them; also of Readers and a few easy or adapted texts.
The Intermediate Series will consist of Grammars, more advanced books, and a large number of texts.
The University Series will consist of material for the most advanced study of the language. Annotated texts will be preceded by introductions of a literary and historical character. The texts of the different periods of the language, which will be published, will present a series of specimens of the literature from the present time back to the earliest stages of the language. And in like manner a connected history of the literature will be formed by the introductions to each volume, which will be supplemented by a special notice of each author.
In this series some texts unaccompanied by notes of any kind will be published soon, to meet the intermediate demand.
For the two other series, also, a number of specially qualified instructors in French and German have already taken the work in hand, and a few publications will be ready for the beginning of the next school year.
The publishers, while they wish not to proceed with any undue haste, are desirous that the wants of instructors in Modern Languages may be fully met by presenting to them the best possible editions, and as varied material as modern needs demand. As an assistance toward this they invite suggestions with regard to the publication of any texts or other works connected with the study of Modern Languages in schools, colleges, and universities. Such communication may be addressed to Professor van Daell, 105 Irving Street, Cambridge, Mass.
GINN & COMPANY, Publishers,