ERIC Number: ED051690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Developing End-of-Year Student Performance Objectives in a Secondary School Foreign Language Program.
v13 n2 p1, 3, Dec 1970, v13 n3 p3 Feb 1971
Discussion of student attitudes toward sequential language programs focuses on high dropout levels characterizing current enrollment trends in the U.S. A questionnaire, designed to study student expectations towards linguistic achievement in five areas of instruction (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and customs) was completed by a selected number of secondary school students in Collingswood, New Jersey. For each of the areas of competence, students had the opportunity to select one of six levels of proficiency they expected to attain at a given period of instruction in the four-year program. The questionnaire surveys the attitudes of students of French and Spanish. A frequency tabulation of responses to the questionnaire is included. The author recommends the use of this questionnaire as a means of improving student motivation and of clarifying performance objectives of language programs. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiolingual Skills, Basic Skills, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Expectation, French, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Modern Languages, Motivation, Performance Criteria, Performance Specifications, Secondary School Students, Spanish, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Surveys
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Modern Language Teachers Association.