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ERIC Number: ED014937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 1
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MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1961.
FLAXMAN, SEYMOUR
INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME ARE THE REPORTS ON MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE DEVELOPED BY THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE 1961 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES. APPEARING AS THE FOREWORD IS A STATEMENT DRAWN UP BY NELSON BROOKS ENTITLED "LEARNING A MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR COMMUNICATION." BECAUSE THE PREPARATION OF QUALIFIED SECONDARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN LARGE ENOUGH NUMBERS TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND IS OF CRITICAL CONCERN TO THE PROFESSION, THE REPORT OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE, HEADED BY GENEVIEVE S. BLEW, INCLUDES PORTIONS PERTAINING TO UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION, STATE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, AND POST-GRADUATE AND INSERVICE TRAINING. HIGHLIGHTED IN THE SECOND REPORT ON THE PREPARATION OF SCHOLAR-TEACHERS FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, DEVELOPED BY THE GROUP CHAIRED BY JACK M. STEIN, ARE CRITIQUES OF EXISTING UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND PROPOSALS FOR NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS. EVANGELINE GALAS AND HER GROUP PRODUCED A STATEMENT THAT SPEAKS OF THE NEW APPROACH TO LANGUAGE TEACHING AND THE PROBLEMS THAT IT HAS CAUSED AT TEACHING AND DEPARTMENTAL LEVELS, IN STATE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND IN NECESSITATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TESTING TECHNIQUES. THE IMPORTANT ROLE THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY PLAYS IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF A WELL-INTEGRATED AND FULLY DEVELOPED PROGRAM OF AUDIOLINGUAL INSTRUCTION IS THE SUBJECT OF THE FINAL COMMITTEE REPORT DEVELOPED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF GUILLERMO DEL OLMO. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 61 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