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ERIC Number: ED016432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING--IDEALS AND PRACTICES. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1964.
JONES, GEORGE FENWICK, ED.
THE REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE 1964 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES RELATE TO THE PRACTICES INVOLVED IN IDEAL ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND HIGHER EDUCATION LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ON FLES PROGRAMS, DEVELOPED BY CONRAD J. SCHMITT AND HIS COMMITTEE, ARE DISCUSSIONS OF FLES MATERIALS AND METHODS, QUALIFIED TEACHERS, CONTINUING PROGRAM ARTICULATION, THE MAINTENANCE OF SEPARATE STUDY TRACKS FOR FLES STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS, FOREIGN LANGUAGE SUPERVISORS, AND COOPERATIVE AND INTERESTED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION. MILTON R. HAHN'S GROUP RECOMMENDS THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF ALL FOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS, WITHOUT DISPROPORTIONATE EMPHASIS ON ANY ONE, IN A LONGER SEQUENCE OF STUDY AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. ALSO DISCUSSED IS THE POSSIBILITY NOT ONLY OF GREATLY IMPROVING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND INTERCULTURAL PERFORMANCE WITH SUCH AN IDEAL PROGRAM, BUT ALSO OF EFFECTIVELY FURNISHING THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HUMANISTIC AIMS. BASED ON A SEVERE INDICTMENT OF PRESENT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS, THE REPORT OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE, HEADED BY ROGER L. HADLICH, RECOMMENDS (1) THE CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN "SKILL" AND "CONTENT" COURSES, (2) AN INTENSIVE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING A LANGUAGE IN COLLEGE, (3) COURSE FLEXIBILITY THAT PERMITS MAXIMUM ATTENTION TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, (4) A 4-SKILL PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE LITERATURE COURSES, (5) A MASTERWORKS COURSE AS THE FIRST LITERATURE COURSE, (6) AN UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR PROGRAM THAT CONCENTRATES ON EITHER LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, OR AREA STUDIES, AND (7) A METHODS COURSE FOR PROSPECTIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 64 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