ERIC Number: ED082414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Teaching Gifted Students Foreign Language in Grades Ten Through Twelve.
Franklin, Mayer J.; Friedl, Berthold C.
Presented is information for teachers, administrators, and consultants concerned with teaching foreign languages to gifted high school students. Discussed in the introduction is the value of foreign language study, the psychological basis of language learning, and identification of language talent. It is advised that the student experience the language to see its potential for higher cognitive skills, and be given an opportunity to experiment in creative use of the language. Briefly considered are methodology, facts and concepts, psycholinguistic principles, and translation in foreign language teaching. The development of proficiency is seen to involve practice with sounds and vocabulary (principles of presentation and conditioning are offered), grammar, speaking, reading, and writing. Suggestions for creative activities such as translating American cartoons are offered. Recommended source materials, teaching methods, and literary texts are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.