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ERIC Number: ED014939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1954
Pages: 1
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND TESTS. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1954.
KELLENBERGER, HUNTER
THESE SIX REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE FIRST NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, HELD IN 1954, REFLECT THE BASIC AIM OF ASSEMBLING LANGUAGE TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS WITH THE PURPOSE OF REACHING COMMON AGREEMENT CONCERNING THEIR OBJECTIVES AND THE BEST METHODS OF ACHIEVING THEM. HIGHLIGHTED IN THIS VOLUME IS A 4-PART REPORT ON FLES ENDORSED BY A COMMITTEE HEADED BY ARTHUR SELVI AND PREPARED BY SUB-COMMITTEES ASSIGNED SPECIFIC AREAS OF INVESTIGATION. PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH OUTLINING FLES THEORIES, METHODS, AND MATERIALS, THIS REPORT DISCUSSES PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM BUILDING, DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS, FLES TV INSTRUCTION, AND THE PREPARATION, COLLECTION, AND DISPLAY OF SYLLABUSES FOR EACH GRADE. STEPHEN FREEMAN AND HIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS, IN A REPORT ON TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS, OUTLINE THE PROPOSED OBJECTIVES, ACTUAL SITUATION, SUGGESTED QUALIFICATIONS, RELEVANT PROBLEMS, AND RESULTING RECOMMENDATIONS. IN ITS DISCUSSION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE TESTS, ANOTHER GROUP, HEADED BY NELSON BROOKS, COMMENTS ON EXPERIMENTATION WITH CEEB AURAL TESTS, PROGRESS MADE IN PREPARING AN ORAL TEST, AND PLANS PROJECTED FOR A TEST IN WRITTEN COMPOSITION. ADDED ARE SUGGESTIONS FOR SECTIONS OF THE PROPOSED ORAL TEST AS WELL AS AURAL TEST SAMPLE ITEMS AND A LIST OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES REQUESTING COPIES. WITH THEODORE ANDERSSON AS CHAIRMAN, A GROUP DEVELOPED THE RATHER EXTENSIVE STATEMENT ON THE ROLE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN AMERICAN LIFE THAT APPEARS AS THE FIFTH COMMITTEE REPORT IN THIS DOCUMENT. IN ADDITION TO TWO BRIEF DISCUSSIONS OF LINGUISTIC AIDS AND THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, PREPARED BY GROUPS HEADED BY RICHARD WALKER AND NORMAN TORREY, THE VOLUME CONTAINS A REPRINT OF WILLIAM RILEY PARKER'S ADDRESS ENTITLED "THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION." THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 54 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