ERIC Number: ED081294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Culture in the FLES Program: A Report by the 1965 FLES Committee of the American Association of Teachers of French.
Sparkman, Lee, Ed.
This Report presents an exploratory preview of the problem of teaching culture at the elementary school level in foreign language programs. Two basic premises underlie this study: (1) the study of foreign languages and cultures is an essential part of the education of today's children, and (2) language and culture are inseparable, that is, to teach a "natural" foreign language, teachers must teach a foreign culture--as it is reflected in the language--and the language itself which is the primary channel of expression of the culture. Chapters include discussion of the rationale for FLES, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, and instructional materials. A list of cultural categories from an outline of cultural materials is appended. (RL)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Schools, FLES, Language Instruction, Modern Language Curriculum, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of French.