ERIC Number: ED061846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Other Words, Other Worlds: Language-in-Culture. Reports of the Working Committees of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Dodge, James W., Ed.
The Report of the First Working Committee of the 1972 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages focuses on the interrelationship of culture and language. A discussion on teaching another culture and on sociocultural aspects of foreign-language study comprises the first major section of the "Report." The second part presents short papers, with discussions, on: (1) ancient Greek and Roman culture, (2) France, (3) Quebec: French Canada, (4) an approach to courses in German culture, (5) Italy and the Italians, (6) Japan: spirit and essence, (7) the Soviet Union, (8) Spain, and (9) Spanish America. Source materials and periodicals are suggested in each area. Appendixes contain several articles: "Teaching Foreign Languages: A Brief Retrospect and Prospect," by Robert Mead; "Individualizing Instruction through Team Teaching," by Frank Otto; and "La Revolte des jeunes or An Experiment in Relevancy," by Michael Agatstein. A topical index of the Northeast Conference Reports of 1954-71 concludes the study. (RL)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships, French, German, Greek, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Instructional Program Divisions, Italian, Japanese, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Latin, Modern Languages, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Russian, Spanish, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc., Madison, CT.