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ERIC Number: ED142047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 4
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Inventory of Specialized Competencies for the Training of Teachers of Foreign Languages.
Heesen, Philip T.
Bulletin, v55 n2 p3-5 Spr 1977 (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association)
An inventory of specialized competencies for the training of teachers of foreign languages (Latin, ancient Greek and modern languages) was carried out by the executive committees of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association and the Pennsylvania Classical Association through federal Title IV funds to serve as minimum guidelines for teacher certification. The present document contains the competencies for modern languages. Five areas are considered. (1) Command of the Foreign Language: The teacher should demonstrate certain specific abilities in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. (2) Linguistics: The foreign language teacher should be trained in phonology, morphology, and syntax, and should be able to demonstrate certain kinds of knowledge in these areas. (3) Culture of the Language Area: The foreign language teacher should recognize that a language reflects its culture and should demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of the ways in which cultures differ. (4) Teaching-Learning Process: The foreign language teacher should demonstrate competency in managing the teaching-learning process on appropriate levels by helping the learner to develop abilities in the four language skills and by selecting and implementing appropriate instructional goals and classroom procedures. (5) Professional Development: The teacher should be well informed in regard to teaching methods, instructional materials, and resources available for foreign languages and should know the professional organizations and their principal publications. (CFM)
Ms. Mary Ann Yost, Secretary of the PCA, The Winchester-Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (complete report free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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