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ERIC Number: ED112676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 4
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Language Curriculum for the Non-Major.
Baker, Robert L.
This paper, a portion of a workshop presentation concerning language curriculum for the non-major, explores some of the reasons for the sad situation in which language programs find themselves today and makes some suggestions for some of the things which we need to do in order to make ourselves more attractive to the students, particularly to the non-major. The possibilities suggested include the following: (1) more flexible scheduling, (2) multiple tracks, (3) more emphasis on communication, (4) more attention to understanding the language, (5) more effective use of the media, (6) more relevant and contemporary course content, (7) more courses on civilization and culture, (8) content courses in the language, (9) interdepartmental and interdisciplinary courses, (10) the use of the foreign language department as a resource for other departments and the community, (11) courses in English, (12) awareness of the careers in which knowledge of an FL is an asset, (13) advocacy of double majors, and (14) maximum use of overseas programs for all career areas. Actually, it turns out that simply doing some of the things which are most necessary to make our own major programs viable will at the same time make them more attractive to other students. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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