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ERIC Number: ED018300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-10
Pages: 6
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TEACHING CONTENT IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. REPORT 2, TEACHING CONTENT IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.
KOMADINA, ANN
THE PAST DECADE HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL ONE IN THE AREA OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE. FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR NDEA INSTITUTES AND THE CONCEPT OF LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION AS WELL AS FOR READING AND WRITING HAVE SERVED TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF FL TEACHING. THE CONTENT OF FL PROGRAMS IS BEING CRITICALLY REVIEWED BY THOSE WORKING WITH FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (FLES). ALTHOUGH A CONSENSUS OF OPINION ON CONTENT HAS NOT EVOLVED, SOME EFFORTS ARE BEING CHANNELED IN THIS DIRECTION, SUCH AS EXPERIMENTATION WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES INVOLVING FL. ALTHOUGH CROSS-DISCIPLINE TEACHING IS NOT TOO PREVALENT, TWO STRONG ARGUMENTS ARE (1) THE STUDENT CAN CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL SUBJECTS AND (2) HE CAN EARN A CREDIT IN FL AS WELL AS THE OTHER SUBJECTS FORMING THE CONTENT. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT FACETS OF FL TEACHING IS IN THE REALM OF THE TEACHING OF CULTURAL CONCEPTS. IN THIS AREA, THE TEXTBOOK WRITERS NEED TO INCORPORATE THE FINDINGS OF SCHOLARS INTO MATERIALS AND/OR TO IDENTIFY THE CULTURAL PATTERNS INHERENT IN READINGS SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE GUESSWORK FOR FL TEACHERS. THIS REPORT WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS, EL PASO, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 10-11, 1967. (ES)
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