ERIC Number: ED115127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
FL 101: A Cultural Introduction to Foreign Languages.
Keller, Howard H.
FL-101 is an interdisciplinary, team-taught orientation to foreign languages. It has been designed to accomplish two goals: (1) provide a language-related academic experience for students who would otherwise not have any contact with languages, and (2) attract students to the further study of language. There are nine major components in the course: (1) geography and language; (2) the origins of language and the evolution of dialects; (3) the deep culture of language; (4) the similarity of the Indo-European languages and the differences in the Chinese and Japanese grammatical and writing systems; (5) the analysis and demonstration of sample dialogs in French, Spanish, German, and Russian; (6) the "international" language of science; (7) the genius of literature (sample readings); (8) the arts and language: a survey of music or opera or art or the film in foreign cultures; and (9) beyond language: computer languages, codes and codebreaking, the language of symbols and signs. All four languages taught at Murray State University are represented, and additional lectures are given by the departments of Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Art, Music, and English. The university plans to write a textbook and possibly will co-sponsor two summer workshops in the teaching of the course. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Atlanta, Georgia, November 1975)