ERIC Number: ED043268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
FLES: Types of Programs. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 16.
McKim, Lester W.
A chart of FLES program types indicating possible variations in program design due to variables in teachers, materials, time, and students focuses on the lack of a national, standardized, FLES policy. After discussing the patterns of organization of instruction, the author notes criticism often levied at FLES programs and provides sample, typical, and inadequate responses to such charges. The need to redefine FLES in terms of realistic and credible objectives is developed. Five types of programs, focusing on the preparation of teachers, are examined, including: (1) the classroom teacher with foreign language training, (2) the team teacher with foreign language training, (3) classroom exchange for foreign language instruction, (4) the itinerant specialist, and (5) lesson presentation by television. Other factors affecting FLES instruction refer to sources of instructional materials, time allocation, and a class profile. A short, annotated bibliography is included. (RL)
Descriptors: Educational Television, Elementary Schools, FLES, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Languages, Modern Languages, Program Design, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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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.