ERIC Number: ED040609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Russian in America: A Modest Proposal.
Edgerton, William B.
America's lag behind many countries in foreign language training, particularly the Soviet Union, is examined from the viewpoint of her ever-increasing need for foreign language proficiency in many areas. Differences between domestic and foreign curriculums are considered and a proposal is made, based on the specific assumption that what is needed is a required foreign language program beginning in the elementary school. In addition, the author argues that the program must be continuous through graduation from high school in order to guarantee mastery of the target language. (GK)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Teachers, Core Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, FLES, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Modern Language Curriculum, Russian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Slavic Languages.
Note: In Thomas F. Magner, ed., The Teaching of Russian: Reports and Papers., Penn. State U., Dept. of Slavic Langs., 1962, p81-98