ERIC Number: ED209954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Language Student in the World of Art.
Carr, Thomas M., Jr.
In beginning and intermediate foreign language instruction, art has been neglected both as an instructional aid and as enrichment. Squeezed out by popular culture, the contemporary scene, and a perception of elitism, the visual arts nevertheless offer a rich resource in acquainting students with both the depth and the breadth of another culture. The careful selection and manipulation of visual material lends itself to surprising diversity in both content and methodology of instruction. Many techniques, some of them already familiar to most foreign language teachers, are possible: art criticism in miniature, construction of tableaux (challenging the "director's" verbal skills), various question-and-answer games, descriptive writing and speaking assignments, and role-playing in the world of art are all among suggested class activities. (JB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Classroom Techniques, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Visual Arts
Not available separately; see FL 012 676.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Omaha, NE, April 9-11, 1981).