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ERIC Number: ED014943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 1
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THE LANGUAGE TEACHER. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1958.
LEVY, HARRY L.
THE SIX REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE 1958 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES EMPHASIZE, FROM THE TEACHER'S POINT OF VIEW, VARIOUS PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE PROFESSION. THE REPORT PREPARED BY MARGARET E. EATON AND HER COMMITTEE ON CONTINUITY IN THE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM, GRADES 3 TO 12, RECOMMENDS A STUDY TIME SEQUENCE ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH ADMINISTRATORS AND LANGUAGE TEACHERS AND A CAREFULLY PLANNED PROGRAM CONTINUITY THAT COULD ASSIST IN ACHIEVING ACCEPTED EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES. CAROLYN E. BOCK'S COMMITTEE POINTS OUT THE EXTENT OF THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER SHORTAGE, PREDICTS FUTURE NEEDS, AND SUGGESTS WAYS OF INCREASING THE SUPPLY. DOROTHY BRODIN'S COMMITTEE ON PATTERNS AS GRAMMAR ENDORSES AUDIOLINGUAL METHODS AND INTRODUCES DIFFERENT TYPES OF PATTERN DRILLS APPROPRIATE FOR CLASSROOM USE. THE COMMITTEE HEADED BY DONALD D. WALSH OFFERS FOUR STATEMENTS ABOUT SUCH REAL OR IMAGINED RESTRICTIONS AS THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD OR REGENTS EXAMINATIONS, TEXTBOOKS, UNSYMPATHETIC ADMINISTRATIONS, OR UNREASONABLE DEMANDS OF COLLEGE LANGUAGE COURSES THAT ARE COMMONLY USED BY TEACHERS AS ALIBIS FOR CLASSROOM INEFFECTIVENESS. THE BRIEF REPORTS OF THE TWO REMAINING COMMITTEES CHAIRED RESPECTIVELY BY JEANNETTE ATKINS AND JAMES H. GREW INCLUDE STATEMENTS DEFINING AND EVALUATING THE TEACHING OF COMPOSITION IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM AND REACTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF SINGLE VERSUS MULTIPLE LANGUAGE OFFERINGS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 58 FOR $2.50 FROM THE MLA/ACTFL MATERIALS CENTER, 62 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011. (AB)
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Identifiers: Northeast Conference Teaching of Foreign Languages