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ERIC Number: ED013572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956-Sep
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM POLICY. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
IN THE HOPE THAT FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS MIGHT DISCUSS THEM AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS, THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION HAS RELEASED THESE POLICY STATEMENTS FORMULATED TO GOVERN THE CONDUCT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. FOLLOWING A REFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF ACQUIRING NOT ONLY THE LANGUAGE SKILLS BUT ALSO A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, THE DOCUMENT EMPHASIZES THE ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING AUDIOLINGUAL-ORIENTED LANGUAGE PROGRAMS WITH A LONGER SEQUENCE OF STUDY TO ASSURE GREATER MASTERY OF SKILLS AND CONTROL OF VOCABULARY. CITED AS BENEFITS IN ACHIEVING INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH A FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE ARE THE RESULTING DIRECT INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND EXPOSURE TO CULTURAL CONTENT. ALSO CONSIDERED IN THE STATEMENT ARE (1) THE USE OF AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, (2) FLES PROGRAMS, (3) THE INCLUSION IN COURSE OFFERINGS OF THE NEGLECTED LANGUAGES, (4) THE CONTINUED IMPORTANCE OF THE CLASSICAL LANGUAGES IN THE CURRICULUM, AND (5) COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "PMLA," VOLUME 71, NUMBER 4, PART 2, SEPTEMBER 1956. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION