ERIC Number: ED239515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Foreign Language Study Outside the Foreign Language Classroom.
A substantial change in the core curriculum and general education requirements at Syracuse University provided the context for an interdisciplinary approach to encouraging foreign language study among undergraduates. A unique "continuing skill requirement" dictates that students in upper division courses sharpen and consolidate skills developed in the lower division liberal arts program. To satisfy this requirement in foreign languages, the student must complete a course in which substantial use of the language is required. Among the most common courses chosen are medieval and renaissance music, period courses in the history department, international and contract law, and journalism, as well as foreign language courses. The importance of faculty across the institution sharing responsibility for promoting languages is emphasized, and in this case, advocacy for curricular change with foreign language use at the center was the essential element of the model for promoting foreign language use outside the foreign language department. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Syracuse University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (San Francisco, CA, November 24-26, 1983).