ERIC Number: ED367143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Second Language Learning in a Social Context. ERIC Digest.
Beebe, Rose Marie; Leonard, Kathy
This digest describes how foreign language instructors at Iowa State University of Science and Technology and Santa Clara University (California) have integrated the participation of native speakers from their communities into the curriculum in ways that allow students to practice their language skills and develop a heightened sense of cultural understanding. Activities for intermediate and advanced students, for dialect study, and for Spanish conversation classes are highlighted, and a collaborative project between advanced composition students at Iowa State and native Spanish speakers enrolled in Santa Clara University is described. (VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Dialects, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Native Speakers, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Spanish, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Iowa State University; Santa Clara University CA