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ERIC Number: ED013594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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GUIDELINES FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS IN CALIFORNIA.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
A COMMITTEE OF 15 JUNIOR COLLEGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES FORMULATED GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING OF LANGUAGES IN JUNIOR COLLEGES. TWO OBJECTIVES OF LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION ARE ACQUISITION OF PRACTICAL SKILLS AND THE HUMANISTIC EXPERIENCE OF LANGUAGE LEARNING. THE JUNIOR COLLEGE SHOULD PROVIDE (1) BEGINNING COURSES IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, (2) COURSES FOR STUDENTS ALREADY PROFICIENT IN A LANGUAGE, (3) PROGRAMS TO MEET SPECIAL COMMUNITY NEEDS, (4) LIBRARY COLLECTIONS OF BOOKS AND RECORDINGS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, (5) REFERENCE MATERIALS WRITTEN IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, (6) LECTURES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, AND (7) OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVEL AND STUDY ABROAD. BY USE OF SUCH DEVICES AS STANDARDIZED TESTS, ORAL TESTS, AND INTERVIEWS, THE COLLEGE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PLACE THE ENTERING STUDENT IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAGE APPROPRIATE FOR HIM. ARTICULATION AMONG ALL LEVELS, WHICH IS NECESSARY WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT, PLACEMENT, AND CREDIT, WILL ENABLE THE STUDENT TO MAKE CONTINUOUS PROGRESS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING THROUGHOUT HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS (1) SCHEDULING OF ELEMENTARY CLASSES FOR ONE HOUR DAILY, WITH ADEQUATE LABORATORY, (2) MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE OF 25, (3) COMPLETE PROGRAMS OF AT LEAST FOUR SEMESTERS, WITH PROVISION FOR MORE ADVANCED WORK AS NEEDED, AND (4) SEPARATION OF COURSE LEVELS, WITHOUT COMBINING TWO CLASS LEVELS INTO ONE GROUP. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA