ERIC Number: ED350872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Progressing through the Attainment Targets. Pathfinder 12. A CILT Series for Language Teachers.
This guide for language teachers offers a developmental approach to curriculum design for second language learning. The approach suggests a progression of tasks at various difficulty levels, geared to the gradual development of language knowledge, concepts, skills, and attitudes. Ten levels of attainment, or stages of learner development, are defined and grouped into five categories (teacher-dependent learner, learner able to get by, functioning linguist, independent and competent linguist, and linguistic intellectual). For each level, behavioral objectives in four language skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing) are specified. Within each category of learner stage, common learner characteristics, progression between stages, suggested exercises and class activities, and classroom teaching and lesson planning techniques are outlined. Examples are offered in French. All behavioral and curriculum recommendations are based on specifications of the United Kingdom's National Curriculum for modern foreign languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, British National Curriculum, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Difficulty Level, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Intellectual Development, Modern Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sequential Approach
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS, England, United Kingdom (3.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom