ERIC Number: ED174010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to the Content of Foreign Language Instruction. Research Bulletin No. 50.
The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of educational and linguistic criteria that can be used in selecting, structuring, and presenting the content of foreign language instruction. Some emphasis is laid on application of criteria to Finnish public school curricula. Educational aspects of the discussion include curriculum, individual needs, and learning theories. Linguistic criteria are covered from sociolinguistic, intralinguistic, and interlinguistic points of view. Implications of all criteria are applied individually to the selection, structuring, and presentation of course content in foreign language instruction. A bibliography is appended. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Descriptive Linguistics, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Modern Language Curriculum, Psychoeducational Methods, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Inst. of Education.