ERIC Number: ED138055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Teaching in the Community College.
Schimmelbusch, Gisela H.
The foreign language teaching situation in community colleges is discussed. Foreign language teaching in community colleges tends to be demanding due to the limited curriculum of such institutions, limited enrollment in foreign language courses, and the heterogeneity of the student population in terms of career goals, educational preparation, and intellectual ability. Brief socio-economic and educational profiles of community college students are provided. Some basic rules for teaching first- and second-year courses are given, involving the foreign language teacher's classroom behavior, assignments, and course content to be covered. Foreign language instruction for career-oriented students not in need of the traditional college language series is discussed, as well as the administrative and political problems that foreign language instructors have to contend with, including large classes and the pressure of declining enrollments. (CLK)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Language Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
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, l975)