ERIC Number: ED035321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956-Dec
Reference Count: 0
How Can Modern Language Teaching Promote International Understanding?
Johnston, Marjorie C.
International understanding, as an objective of the study of modern languages at the secondary school level, is emphasized due to recent advances in linguistic science and the trend toward interdisciplinary approaches to language study. Special attention is directed to the realization that language and culture are inextricably interwoven and to the design of a curriculum which would develop international understanding as well as communication skills. Other related topics discussed are: (1) native speakers, (2) international contracts, (3) audiovisual materials, (4) role playing, (5) foreign atmosphere, (6) current events, (7) reading, and (8) activities in correlation with other subjects. Curriculum planning, resources for teachers, definition of foreign language study objectives, and urgent needs in the area are also examined. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Current Events, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Environment, Foreign Culture, Integrated Activities, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Modern Languages, Reading, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Schools, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: Reprinted from The Bulletin of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, v40 n224 p70-85 Dec 1956