ERIC Number: ED344495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Focus on the Foreign Language Learner: Priorities and Strategies. Selected Papers from the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language (23rd, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21-24, 1991).
Strasheim, Lorraine A. Ed.; And Others
Eight selected papers from a conference on the teaching of foreign languages cover three main topics: learner-centered priorities; learner-directed strategies; and planning strategies. After an introduction by Lorraine A. Strasheim on learners and learning outcomes, the papers and authors are as follows: "The Developing Child: What Every FLES Teacher Needs to Know" (David B. Heining-Boynton); "Toward a More Thorough Understanding of Foreign Language Anxiety" (Christine M. Campbell and Jose A. Ortiz); "Prioritizing Student Learning: A Guide for Teachers" (Martha Nyikos); "Involve Me and I'll Learn: Active Participation Strategies for Foreign Language Classes" (Margaret Jackson and Sharon Beaver); "Partner Work and Small-Group Work for Cooperative and Communicative Learning" (Jennifer L. Knerr and Charles J. James); "Are They Learning What We're Teaching? Assessing Language Skills in the Classroom" (Walter H. Bartz); "Authentic Videos in the Foreign Language Classroom" (John I. Liontas); and "Implementing a Less Commonly Taught Language Program: A Longitudinal Perspective" (Audrey L. Heining-Boynton and Timothy L. Hart). Each paper concludes with a reference list. (LB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Communication Apprehension, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Guidelines, Higher Education, Language Tests, Learning Strategies, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Small Group Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Videotape Recordings
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