ERIC Number: ED205008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Career-Oriented Foreign Language Program for Keystone Oaks School District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Grubesky, Marcia R.
A career-oriented foreign language program is discussed that takes into account marketable skills of foreign language majors for a number of careers. The program is threefold. First, it recognizes the need for language skills to supplement technical, business, and professional skills to expand educational knowledge; capabilities in diplomacy and foreign trade; and awareness and appreciation of other languages, cultures, and societies. Second, it relates this need to the school district's desire to meet eight critical goals in student education including increasing speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, self-confidence, and responsibility. This also includes preparing the students to participate in the world with integrity, respect, and with regard for the welfare of others. The third aim of the program is to help students gain competence in these goals as they gain a knowledge of career-related languages and cultures and prepare for the job market. Charts are presented that depict the objectives, activity, time, method, instructional mode, evaluation, and accuracy of curriculum models designed to socialize the learners, develop their foreign language ability, develop their basic skills for continued learning, and prepare them for future employment. The appendices include charts of (1) foreign language department enrollment from 1976 to 1980, (2) career opportunities for foreign language and related area majors, and (3) firms employing foreign language speakers. (JK)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, English, French, Labor Market, Language Enrollment, Latin, Listening Comprehension, Reading Skills, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Spanish, Speech Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)