ERIC Number: ED038883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Unresolved Problems in the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Rupp, Theodore H.
Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, v47 n2 p91-99 Spr 1969
Language teaching problems from elementary to graduate schools, identified by a series of questionnaires and centering around problems of program articulation, are described. The lack of bona fide FLES programs is noted. Problems of placing FLES students at the junior high school level with different training, the proper time to begin second language study, and the duration of language programs are discussed. Considerable attention is directed to college level problems including the nature of course content in view of the declining foreign language requirement. Freshman placement practice is also considered, and teacher training at the graduate level is examined. (AF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Coordination, Curriculum Design, Educational Cooperation, Educational Problems, Elementary Education, FLES, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Modern Languages, Program Design, Secondary Education, Student Placement, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 1968