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ERIC Number: ED014942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957
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THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1957.
BOTTIGLIA, WILLIAM F.
THE SIX WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE 1957 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES CONTRIBUTED TO THIS VOLUME OF REPORTS ON VARIOUS, INDEPENDENT ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION. THE REPORT PREPARED BY BLANCHE A. PRICE AND HER COMMITTEE ON THE ARTICULATION OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS CITES MATERIALS AND METHODS THAT CAN BE USED TO MAKE SECONDARY SCHOOL FRENCH LITERATURE COURSES EQUIVALENT TO THE FIRST COLLEGE COURSE IN LITERATURE. TO UNDERSTAND BETTER THE PURPOSE AND USE OF LANGUAGE LABORATORIES, THE COMMITTEE HEADED BY JOHN B. ARCHER PRESENTS SIX INDEPENDENT PAPERS ON THE GENERAL THEME, "THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY," REPRESENTING BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE POINTS OF VIEW. FEATURED IN THE ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMITTEES HEADED BY JAMES GREW AND RENEE J. FULTON ARE, RESPECTIVELY, THE OPINIONS OF FIVE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS FROM COLLEGE, PUBLIC, AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CONCERNING THE PLACE OF GRAMMAR AND THE USE OF ENGLISH IN THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT VARIOUS LEVELS, AND A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE DROPOUT PROBLEM IN HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE CLASSES. WITH NELSON BROOKS AND JEANNE V. PLEASANTS AS CHAIRMEN, THE TWO REMAINING COMMITTEES ON TESTS AND TEACHING AIDS AND TECHNIQUES INCLUDE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE BRIEF REPORTS A CONTINUED EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING MEASUREMENTS OF ORAL SPEECH PRODUCTION AND AN EXPANSION OF THE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH IN THE 1955 CONFERENCE PUBLICATION TO EMBRACE MORE VISUAL AIDS SUCH AS SLIDES, FILMSTRIPS, AND KINESCOPES OF A TELEVISED LANGUAGE PROGRAM. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 57 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