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ERIC Number: ED132853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Simulations in Foreign Languages.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Instructional Services.
The purpose of this publication is to define minimal competencies for foreign language classes. The term "simulation" refers to role playing. The simulations are stated in terms of practical communication performance objectives. The intent is to have the student direct his learning in the basic skills toward an immediate objective rather than a distant goal, and to allow him to apply these basic skills to real life situations not unlike those he would expect to encounter within the context of the target culture. The units for French, German, and Spanish include the following areas: (1) greetings and farewells; (2) introductions; (3) numbers, dates and time; (4) weather; (5) communication - telephone; (6) communication - correspondence; (7) shopping; (8) mealtime; (9) daily living; (10) dating; and (11) leisure activities - sports. The Latin unit includes (1) travel; (2) time, dates and numbers; (3) correspondence; (4) shopping; and (5) chariot racing. For each area, performance objectives, sample activities and sample items are given. A cultural addendum provides detailed but brief information about most of the areas listed in the simulations for the French, German and Spanish units. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Traits, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, French, German, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Latin, Learning Activities, Minimum Competencies, Role Playing, Second Language Learning, Simulation, Spanish, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Instructional Services.