ERIC Number: ED159881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Free to Explore: Curricular Developments. Perspective: A New Freedom. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 7.
Fryer, T. Bruce
Curricular changes at all levels of foreign language education provide alternate ways to provide valid learning experiences. There is new freedom for students to explore varying time arrangements, different learning styles, diverse content, and various locations for instruction. A discussion of student learning styles concerns individualization, student-chosen materials, student-developed materials, tutorial programs, dramatic play that leads to role playing and simulation of real-life experiences, computer-assisted instruction, and multimedia language programs. Course content may be varied through the offering of mini-courses or quarter courses, providing learning activity packages within traditional or individualized programs, broadening the concept of "culture," including humanistic outcomes for students, permitting the permeation of career education content into the foreign language curriculum, and developing special courses and programs related to career education. The location variable refers to foreign language study that provides natural settings for the use of foreign language, study abroad, foreign language camps, and involvement of the community. Exploration in foreign language education is discussed for the secondary school level and undergraduate and graduate levels. Views about offering classics in foreign language curricula are also presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Career Education, Classical Languages, College Language Programs, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Individualized Programs, Instructional Innovation, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Modern Language Curriculum, Multimedia Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Not Available Separately; See FL 009 633
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Exploratory Language Courses