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ERIC Number: ED014934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING--CHALLENGES TO THE PROFESSION. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1965.
BISHOP, G. REGINALD, JR.
IN AN ATTEMPT TO FOCUS THE PROFESSION'S ATTENTION ON THE ISSUES OF STUDY ABROAD, BILINGUALISM, AND PROGRAM ARTICULATION, THE 1965 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES ASSIGNED THESE TOPICS TO ITS WORKING COMMITTEES WHOSE REPORTS COMPRISE THIS DOCUMENT. DESIGNED TO SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION, A REPRINT OF WILLIAM RILEY PARKER'S "THE CASE FOR LATIN" APPEARS FIRST AMONG THE CONFERENCE REPORTS. TO STIMULATE THE LANGUAGE TEACHER'S AWARENESS OF HIS KEY POSITION IN DECIDING OBJECTIVES, SELECTING PROGRAMS, MAKING PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS, AND INTEGRATING THE EXPERIENCE OF STUDY ABROAD INTO THE CONTINUING COURSE OF STUDY, STEPHEN A. FREEMAN'S GROUP DISCUSSES THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN STUDY AND CULTURAL CONTACT, CURRENT PROGRAMS, AND PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, PROBLEMS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS. ANOTHER GROUP, WITH A. BRUCE GAARDER AS CHAIRMAN, DEVELOPED THE REPORT ON BILINGUALISM THAT INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS OF THE SOCIO-HISTORICAL OVERVIEW, BILINGUALISM AND THE SCHOOLS, BILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR BILINGUALS, AND RECRUITMENT OF EDUCATED BILINGUALS AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS. FIVE RELEVANT STATISTICAL TABLES SUPPLEMENT THIS ACCOUNT. THE REPORT ON PROGRAM ARTICULATION, DEVELOPED BY MICHELINE DUFAU'S GROUP, SUMMARIZES THE NEED FOR IMPROVED TEACHING, PLACEMENT PRACTICES, COURSE OBJECTIVES, AND PROGRAM COORDINATION. IN THE APPENDIX ARE GUIDELINES FOR A SUGGESTED QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGNED TO AID IN COORDINATING LANGUAGE TEACHING EFFORTS AT THE SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LEVELS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 65 FOR $2.50 FROM THE MLA/ACTFL MATERIALS CENTER, 62 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10011. (AB)
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Identifiers: Northeast Conference Teaching of Foreign Languages