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ERIC Number: ED102878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Community Resources in Foreign Language Teaching. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 7.
Levy, Stephen L.
The objective of this paper is to show how the resources of the community can be incorporated into a foreign language program. The term "community," as used here, refers to the educational component of a district, local political organizations, religious groups, cultural organizations, professional organizations, civic organizations, community and public service agencies, parents, and students. The first step to involving the community in foreign language teaching and learning is a survey to determine exactly what assets are available. Questionnaires can elicit information about areas of interest from students, school staff, and other community members. (Sample questionnaires are appended to the paper.) Once the surveys have been completed, the foreign language department can organize the following types of activities: (1) class trips, (2) foreign language fairs, (3) volunteer work, (4) work-study programs, (5) contests, (6) community welcoming committees, and (7) lecture and consulting programs. (PMP)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.