ERIC Number: ED031977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Maintaining Foreign Language Skills for the Advanced-Course Dropout. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 1.
Grittner, Frank M.
The nationwide need for maintenance of skills programs for students who discontinue their language studies 1-3 years before college is explained. Figures based on a national questionnaire identify the extent of this need, and possible program objectives and structure are suggested. Major attention is directed to such student activities as audiovisual productions, correspondence with students in the target culture, language clubs, newspapers and student publications, directed reading and writing, guided free expression, self-study topics, and summer camps and programs. A selective bibliography is provided. (AF)
Descriptors: Advanced Programs, Articulation (Education), Class Activities, Clubs, College Bound Students, Course Objectives, Directed Reading Activity, Expository Writing, Independent Study, Instructional Innovation, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Letters (Correspondence), Program Design, Questionnaires, Secondary School Students, Student Publications, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.