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ERIC Number: ED013573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN 1964.
WALSH, DONALD D.
THE ADDRESS SUMMARIZES THE 1964 GENERAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA), BUT EMPHASIZES THOSE ACTIVITIES FUNDED BY GOVERNMENT CONTRACT OR WITH FOUNDATION SUPPORT. AMONG COMPLETED GOVERNMENT-FUNDED PROJECTS DESCRIBED ARE (1) JUNIOR AND SENIOR COLLEGE MODERN LANGUAGE ENROLLMENT SURVEYS, (2) THE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE MLA COOPERATIVE TESTS BY THE EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE, (3) THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THIRD PARALLEL FORM OF THE PROFICIENCY TESTS, AND (4) THE 1963 CONFERENCE REPORT ON TEACHER PREPARATION ISSUES. CARNEGIE CORPORATION-SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES DETAILED ARE (1) THE CONFERENCE THAT PRODUCED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM STANDARDS, (2) STAFF INVOLVEMENT WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STANDARDS DOCUMENT, THE MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE PROFICIENCY TESTS, AND THE UPGRADING OF TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, (3) THE VIGOR OF THE CONSULTANTS' PANEL, AND (4) THE FUNCTION OF THE MATERIALS AND PUBLICATION CENTER. MENTIONED ALSO ARE "CONTINUING SPANISH," THE REVISION OF "MODERN SPANISH," THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING MANUAL, AND THE PROJECTED AUTHORSHIP OF A BASIC PORTUGUESE TEXT. REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE INITIATION OF AN OFFICIAL ENGLISH PROGRAM, TO THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY, AND TO THE ASPIRATIONS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS. STATISTICAL DATA ARE CITED IN SUPPORT OF ENROLLMENT TREND OBSERVATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS A REPRINT FROM "PMLA," VOLUME 80, NUMBER 2, MAY 1965, PAGES 29-32, AND WAS DELIVERED AS AN ADDRESS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY, DECEMBER 29, 1964. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: CARNEGIE CORPORATION; MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION; National Defense Education Act; ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION