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ERIC Number: ED001829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 254
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CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR SPANISH, GRADES 7-12.
Chicago Board of Education, IL.
THE PRINCIPAL AIM IS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THOSE FOR WHOM SPANISH IS THE MOTHER TONGUE. FOCUS IS PLACED UPON THE AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD OF TEACHING, AND TOTAL COMMUNICATION IS STRESSED. SKILLS SHOULD BE LEARNED IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER--LISTENING, COMPREHENSION, SPEAKING, AND THEN READING AND WRITING. THE STUDENT LEARNS FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THE SPOKEN WORD, THEN BY MEANS OF IMITATION AND REPETITION, SPEECH HABITS BECOME AUTOMATIC, ONLY THEN DOES HE LEARN TO READ AND TO WRITE. FOUR BASIC OBJECTIVES ARE--UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE, SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE WITH FACILITY, FLUENCY, AND ACCURACY, READING THE LANGUAGE WITH COMPREHENSION AND WITHOUT CONSCIOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH, AND WRITING THE LANGUAGE IN AUTHENTIC PATTERNS OF THE FOREIGN COUNTRY AND WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ENGLISH. TECHNIQUES TEACHING ON EACH LEVEL ARE GIVEN, ALONG WITH IDEAS FOR PROGRAMS TRANSCENDING INTO THE MORE ADVANCED LEVEL. USE OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS, AND PROGRAMS FOR TESTING AND HOMEWORK ARE DISCUSSED. FOR THOSE WHO APPROACH MASTERY OF THE LANGUAGE, AN ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM IS STRESSED. A CHECKLIST FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION IS GIVEN, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTORS ARE CONSIDERED. OVERVIEW CHARTS FOR THE 4-YEAR AND 6-YEAR PROGRAMS ARE SHOWN.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)