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ERIC Number: ED012550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 10
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THE CULTURAL CONTENT OF ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY.
PARKER, CLIFFORD S.
DEBATE OVER THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CONTENT OF ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS REVEALS DIVERGENCE OF OPINION OVER THE SUBJECT MATTER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE COURSES. WHILE SOCIAL SCIENCE-MINDED PEOPLE EMPHASIZE THAT CULTURE EXTENDS BEYOND LITERATURE TO THE THINKING AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF OTHER PEOPLES, THEY DO NOT CONSIDER THE VAST SUPPLEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE WHICH FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS WOULD HAVE TO ACQUIRE IN ORDER TO EQUAL THE COMPETENCIES WHICH TEACHERS IN OTHER DISCIPLINES ALREADY POSSESS. THE SUBJECT MATTER IN A LANGUAGE COURSE PRIMARILY SHOULD BE USEFUL. FURTHERMORE, SINCE FOREIGN LANGUAGES HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN PART OF THE HUMANITIES, MASTERY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES SHOULD BE EXTENDED BEYOND LITERATURE ONLY TO SUCH ASPECTS OF CULTURE AS MUSIC, CREATIVE WRITING, ARCHITECTURE, PAINTING, AND SCULPTURE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWS AND VIEWS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE," VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2, WINTER, 1967, AND IS BASED UPON A PAPER READ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONFERENCE (LEXINGTON, APRIL 30, 1966). (GJ)
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