ERIC Number: ED224295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-2
Reference Count: 0
New Priorities for the Teaching and Learning of East Asian Languages. Conference Report (Washington, D.C., October 2, 1981).
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.
The status and priorities of the teaching of East Asian languages were discussed in eight papers presented at a 1981 conference. The topics addressed include: (1) the need to give language teaching a higher priority as a national concern; (2) the role of the federal government in East Asian language study; (3) the teaching of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese in the United States; (4) language teacher training; (5) the role of innovations in foreign language teaching; and (6) language proficiency testing. The importance of training qualified language instructors, the need to place teachers with specialized training in language classrooms, and the importance of matching federal support for language study with a major commitment to quality instruction by the schools are among the points emphasized. (RW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the East Asian Program.