ERIC Number: ED112643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Material Development Needs in the Uncommonly Taught Languages: Priorities for the Seventies.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
This volume contains papers presented at the Kittamaqundi Conference on the Uncommonly-Taught Languages, in Columbia, Maryland, September 29-October 2, 1974. The volume has two main sections. The first contains papers dealing with conceptual issues of developing materials for uncommonly-taught languages, without extended reference to any specific language. Papers in this section include the historical background of foreign language and area studies research under the National Defense Education Act, a look at the relationship of foreign language enrollment statistics to uncommonly-taught languages, a study of career opportunities and demands for language skills in the business community, an examination of changing trends in schools and the implications for materials development in second language learning, and proposals for adapting existing language materials for specialized purposes. The articles in the second part of the volume recommend priority needs for teaching materials in African languages, Amerind and Creole languages in the Americas and the Caribbean, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, Arabic and Persian, Slavic and East European languages, languages of South and Southeast Asia, and Uralic-Altaic and Inner Asian languages. (CLK)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Career Opportunities, Educational Policy, Instructional Materials, Language Classification, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Planning, Language Research, Material Development, Official Languages, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI