ERIC Number: ED107142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Idaho Foreign Language Guide.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Instructional Improvement.
This guide presents a rationale for quality foreign language programs and examines what might constitute a quality foreign language program. The following questions are discussed: reasons for foreign language study, kind of student and type of instruction necessary, objectives and application of FL study. The articulation of the foreign language program is also discussed, with particular reference to the foreign language teacher, the nature of language, and the problems involved in language teaching and learning. This is followed by a description of minimal course content in French, Spanish, and German. Appendices contain information on teacher resources and techniques. Appendices A through D include: "Teacher Self-Diagnostic Test,""Encouraging Foreign Language Study,""Individualizing Instruction," and "Ideas for Incorporating 'Culture' in the Foreign Language Classroom." Appendix E, "Variety in the Classroom," contains practical suggestions for games and other activities such as jokes and cartoons, and Appendix F lists proverbs and quotes in French, Spanish, and German. Finally, addresses are provided for obtaining information and supplemental materials for French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Russian. These cover pen pals, cultural services, classroom games, journals, songs, films, tapes and recordings, and overseas travel, study, and employment. (AM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Instructional Improvement.