ERIC Number: ED102861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Emphasis in the Teaching of Culture and Civilization.
A discussion of the relevance of foreign languages to high school and college students seeking employment after graduation is presented. In addition, the significance of teaching culture in a foreign language curriculum as exemplified by the FLES program of the Eugene, Oregon, public school system is discussed. The relevance of language study is supported by listing several careers that depend on the knowledge of a foreign language. It is suggested that performance in these careers can be enhanced by a knowledge of culture as well as language. Finally a few examples of programs in which both language and culture are taught as a means of improving career opportunities are provided. (PMP)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Career Planning, Culture, Curriculum Development, FLES, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education
Not Available Separately; See FL 006 790
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see FL 006 790 and FL 006 690-716; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the PNCFL (25th, Spokane, Washington, 1974)