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ERIC Number: ED014941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956
Pages: 1
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TESTS AND TECHNIQUES. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1956.
GILMAN, MARGARET
REPORTS OF EIGHT WORKING COMMITTEES CONSTITUTE THIS 1956 PUBLICATION OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES. OBSERVATIONS ON PRESENT PRACTICES AND THE LONG RANGE POSSIBILITIES OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE LABORATORY ARE IN THE REPORT PREPARED BY THE COMMITTEE ON TEACHING AIDS AND TECHNIQUES, HEADED BY FREDERICK D. EDDY. RUTH P. KROEGER AND HER COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ALSO HAVE PRODUCED AN EXTENSIVE REPORT OUTLINING SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND PROPOSING, IN AN APPENDIX, A NEW METHOD OF TEACHING BEGINNING LATIN. FEATURED IN THE LESS EXTENSIVE ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMITTEES ON THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, CLASSICAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, AND CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION, HEADED RESPECTIVELY BY ROBERT J. CLEMENTS, JOSEPHINE P. BREE, AND JOHN B. CARROLL, ARE (1) SUGGESTIONS FOR TREATING LITERATURE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF LANGUAGE STUDY, (2) A SUMMATION OF THE AIMS (AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION) OF THE BEGINNING STAGES OF LATIN STUDY, AND (3) AN ANALYSIS OF A SAMPLING OF 600 QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION RELEVANT TO DEFINING "CULTURAL OBJECTIVE" AND PROPOSING WAYS OF IMPLEMENTING IT IN LANGUAGE COURSES. WITH MARY P. THOMPSON, STANLEY M. SAPON, AND WILMARTH STARR AS CHAIRMEN, THE REMAINING THREE STUDY COMMITTEES INCLUDE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE REPORTS (1) OBSERVATIONS ON FLES OBJECTIVES, PROGRAM COORDINATION, STUDENT SELECTION, AND TEACHER ROLE, (2) AN EXAMINATION OF THE NEEDS AND PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN TESTS OF ORAL PRODUCTION, AND (3) A REPORT ON INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH ETHNIC GROUPS HAVE BECOME INVOLVED WITH NATIONALITY ORGANIZATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 56 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