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ERIC Number: ED014944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 1
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THE LANGUAGE LEARNER. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1959.
EDDY, FREDERICK D.
IN AN ATTEMPT TO CODIFY A PROFESSIONAL OVER-ALL POLICY STATEMENT, THE 1959 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES ASKED ITS FOUR WORKING COMMITTEES TO DETERMINE, AS AN INTERIM GOAL, HOW TO MAKE MAXIMALLY EFFECTIVE THE 6-YEAR SEQUENCE OF STUDY FROM GRADE 9 THROUGH THE SECOND YEAR OF COLLEGE. THE COMMITTEE REPORTS COMPRISE THIS VOLUME. THE FIRST GROUP, WITH WILMARTH H. STARR AS CHAIRMAN, TAKES THE FIRST STEP BY SPECIFICALLY STATING THE THEORY AND PRACTICE INVOLVED IN A BASICALLY AUDIOLINGUAL MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM AND HOW THE GENERAL ADOPTION OF THESE PRINCIPLES WOULD AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN LANGUAGES, SECONDARY SCHOOL AND COLLEGE CURRICULUMS, AND SCHOOL-TO-COLLEGE ARTICULATION. THE SECOND COMMITTEE, HEADED BY GORDON R. SILBER, TAKES THE SECOND STEP BY DRAWING, WITHIN THE FRAME ESTABLISHED BY THE FIRST GROUP, A FAIRLY DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDY AT EACH LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION IN THE 6-YEAR SEQUENCE. THE THIRD STEP IS TAKEN IN THE REPORT PREPARED BY FILOMENA PELORO AND HER GROUP, IN WHICH ARE SET DOWN THE BASIC SPEECH SKILLS THAT, DEVELOPED IN A WELL-COORDINATED, LONGER SEQUENCE OF FLES AND JUNIOR HIGH LANGUAGE STUDY, WILL PRODUCE LANGUAGE COMPETENCY IN A TARGET LANGUAGE. THE FOURTH COMMITTEE, HEADED BY NELSON BROOKS, DEFINES, IN TERMS OF TESTING AND TEST RESULTS, THE LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES OF THE LEARNER AS HE MOVES THROUGH THE 6-YEAR STUDY SEQUENCE. THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS CLARIFIES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLASSICAL AND MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND OPINIONS ABOUT THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT. FOUR APPENDIXES CONTAIN STATEMENTS ON COLLEGE LANGUAGE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS FOR SECONDARY LANGUAGE TEACHERS, AND PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 59 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