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ERIC Number: ED016441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 4
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING, A BEGINNING NOT AN END.
KNOLL, SAMSON B.
COMMUNICATION, THE GOAL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING, CANNOT BE ACHIEVED MERELY BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF LINGUISTIC SKILLS, FOR THAT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF COMMUNICATION. LANGUAGE CONSISTS OF SPEECH PATTERNS WHICH CAN BE LEARNED THROUGH PATTERN DRILLS, BUT BECAUSE LANGUAGE CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM ITS CULTURE, THE DRILLS MUST BE DRAWN FROM THE CULTURAL CONTEXT IN WHICH THE LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF LANGUAGE LEARNING MUST BE INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF OTHER CULTURES, AND AN AWARENESS OF HOW THE CULTURE OF A COUNTRY CAN BE COMMUNICATED THROUGH ITS LANGUAGE. ON ALL LEVELS, FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON, CULTURAL CONTEXT MUST BE INFUSED IN LANGUAGE LEARNING, AND LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SHOULD BE INTEGRATED. EVEN OUR IDEAS ABOUT STUDY ABROAD SHOULD BE QUESTIONED TO SEE IF LEARNING REALLY CAN TAKE PLACE IN THAT KIND OF COLLECTIVE AND ORGANIZED WAY. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT THE CTA CURRICULUM CONFERENCE, FOOTHILL COLLEGE, OCTOBER 7, 1967, AND WAS PRINTED IN THE "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWSLETTER," VOLUME 16, NUMBER 63, DECEMBER 1967, PAGES 8-11. (AS)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Language Association of Northern California, Inc., Berkeley.
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