ERIC Number: ED138062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Panel Discussion on Language Teaching in the Two-Year College.
Several innovative language programs currently offered at some junior colleges were described at a panel discussion. Vancouver City College offers a special course for drama students, which teaches pronunciation and foreign accents in English. Clackamas Community College offers a secretarial course in Spanish or German, and other interdisciplinary courses are planned in conjunction with the areas of child development disabilities, law enforcement, nursing, social services, and Latin American literature. In addition, all first-year language courses have been opened to General Education students on an optional Pass/Fail basis with the possibility of switching to credit transfer status. Portland Community College offers a fifth hour of conversation as a special study course. Other colleges use tutoring systems in exchange for pay or credit. (AM)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Language Programs, Community Colleges, Conversational Language Courses, Core Curriculum, Drama, Educational Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges
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)