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ERIC Number: ED013037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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A SUMMER LANGUAGE ACTIVITY SCHOOL.
WILKE, GERHARD M.
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL ACT FUNDS SUPPORTED A SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS' SUMMER ACTIVITY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INTENSIVE LANGUAGE TRAINING IN FRENCH, GERMAN, AND SPANISH FOR 56 SELECTED STUDENTS. THE 6-HOUR DAILY SCHEDULE INCLUDED TWO HOURS DEVOTED TO ORAL EXPRESSION, TWO TO LITERATURE STUDY, AND TWO TO CULTURE-ORIENTED CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. THE USE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS WERE PLANNED EXTENSIONS OF THE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES. NATIVE AIDES IN THE CLASSES SERVED AS SOURCES FOR CULTURAL ENRICHMENT AND ASSISTED THE STUDENTS, WHO SPOKE ONLY THE TARGET LANGUAGE AT ALL TIMES, WITH THEIR CONVERSATION AND WRITING. STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE A FULL YEAR'S ACADEMIC WORK, EITHER THE FIRST OR SECOND LEVEL, EXTENDED THEIR CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC OPPORTUNITIES, AND, MOST IMPORTANT, SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THEIR ORAL FLUENCY AND WRITING ABILITY. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE DFL BULLETIN," VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4, MAY 1967, PAGES 8-11. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act; MASSACHUSETTS; MLA COOPERATIVE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TESTS; Springfield Public Schools MA