ERIC Number: ED138060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Workshop on Promoting Positive Community Attitudes Toward Language Study.
Benseler, David P.; Labat, Joseph
Part I is a paper, "Authenticity and Communication in Foreign Language Teaching," presented at the workshop. This paper argues that improving the relationship between teacher and student is one means of promoting language study. The teacher must first of all abandon his pedestal of authority and accept his dual role as giver of a tool of communication and as a human being. He must consider his students as individuals and base his teaching on the truth of the human condition. In this perspective, foreign cultures become a mirror in which the individual sees himself more clearly, and learns to know himself and his possibilities and responsibilities. Part II is "An Introductory Bibliography on the Promotion of Positive Community Attitudes toward Language Study," which consists of 45 items. (AM)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Individual Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Publicize, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship
Not available spearately; 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)