ERIC Number: ED349845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Curriculum Guide, K-12.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
This guide is intended to clarify for teachers and other instructional leaders the purpose and content of the foreign language curriculum of Georgia's public schools and to assist in more uniform preparation in foreign languages. The guide is organized according to the foreign language goals and objectives of the state's mandated core curriculum. Chapters address the following topics: the philosophy and rationale of foreign language education; the academic, social, and economic benefits of foreign language education; principles of language proficiency and proficiency-based instruction; principles of language program design for the elementary level (including immersion and exploratory courses), middle school, and high school; teaching for cognitive skill development; use of error correction and appropriate feedback concerning accuracy; types and uses of instructional technology; textbook evaluation (forms included) and adaptation; and considerations in student assessment. Appendixes include the following materials: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines; a scope and sequence of course content for language functions for each of four instructional years (presented separately for modern languages and Latin); names and addresses of individuals and organizations that can serve as resources in planning; sources of realia and instructional materials; and a brief bibliography. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Language Proficiency, Latin, Modern Languages, Public Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers: ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines; Georgia