ERIC Number: ED025969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Sound of Pictures.
The Modern Language Journal, v52 n3 p141-145 Mar 1968.
A foreign language and culture program is advocated in place of the traditional language and literature program in today's schools. The potential importance of television and films in presenting cultural context is stressed, but the poor caliber of existing foreign language television programs in the United States (with a few notable exceptions) is criticized. The poor quality is attributed to lack of professionalism in the preparation of such programs and insufficient publicizing of the good ones. Some of the better programs which point the way to a revitalized language program are identified and described. (AF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Television, Foreign Language Films, French, Humanities Instruction, Instructional Films, Language Instruction, Language Role, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations.