ERIC Number: ED138054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Filling the Gaps in the Foreign Language Methods Course.
Preller, Arno G.
Specific areas in foreign language teacher training programs are defined as problem areas: the teaching of culture, activities to promote the study of foreign languages, and language testing. It is stated that foreign language teachers should have competence in (1) content area, (2) the learning-teaching process, and (3) the relationship of teacher-school-community-profession. It is suggested that methods teachers provide students with a list of problems on a number of topics and that, as a course requirement, the students research the problem, design appropriate learning activities, and design a method of evaluation. An example is drawn from the teaching of culture. Language teachers must also realize that promoting the study of foreign languages is an essential part of the job. Examples of interaction between language teachers and the community to this end are given. (CLK)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Course Content, Cultural Education, Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Methods Courses, Methods Teachers, Problem Solving, Publicize, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Testing
Not available separately; see FL 007 842
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (26th, Simon Fraser University, April 17-19, 1975)