ERIC Number: ED344471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Essential Goals and Objectives for Foreign Language Education (K-12).
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
This handbook on elementary-secondary foreign language education goals and objectives serves as a framework on which a comprehensive curriculum for Michigan schools can be built. It includes a discussion of the most significant components of current foreign language methodology and is designed to assist local school districts in goal setting and curriculum writing. The guidelines do not advocate any one methodology, but emphasize a communicative approach to teaching modern languages. Contents discuss the following topics: (1) the context, climate, and clientele of foreign language instruction; (2) curriculum development and program descriptions; (3) foreign language instruction (e.g., American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency guidelines, communicative functions); (4) scope and sequence (French, German, Spanish, Latin); (5) classroom assessment and evaluation: language and culture; (6) instructional media (basic classroom equipment, basic school/system equipment, ancillary language-learning technology, computer-assisted instruction, distance learning and interactive video, video correspondence: video/electronic letter, and copyright considerations; and (7) foreign languages and careers. A selected bibliography of 45 references concludes the handbook. (LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, French, German, Guidelines, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Latin, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Spanish, State Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Communicative Approach; Michigan