ERIC Number: ED149623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Language Association Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 3, January 1978.
Papalia, Anthony, Ed.; Tursi, Joseph, Ed.
Six articles appear in this issue. "Foreign Languages in the United States--A Look into the Future," by Barbara Elling, cites several trends which will increase enrollment in language programs. Evidence is cited on the need for foreign language skills in business, government, and industry. "How to Survive in Spite of Tight Budgets, Increasing Pressures and Kaleidoscopic Board Members," by Ruth K. Phillips, offers hints on who to approach on the Board of Education, when Board members will be most vulnerable or responsive, how to be visible and make a favorable impression, and what kinds of information to present. "Teaching Grammar: A Communicative View," by Carol Hosenfeld, emphasizes the need to redesign tasks that are being used to teach control of new structures. Noncommunicative and communicative grammar tasks are contrasted through the use of examples. "The Value of Foreign Language Study: Students Know It," by Irmgard C. Taylor, reports on the academic competitions at a convention on German and on the responses of students of German on a questionnaire. "Meeting the Challenge of the Multi-Level Class," by Stephen L. Levy, provides suggestions to teachers of multi-level foreign language classes. "Initiating and Carrying Out Small Group Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom," by Anthony Papalia, provides ideas from teachers on how to use small-group learning activities in the foreign language classroom. The president's report and several brief announcements are also provided. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boards of Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, Grammar, Higher Education, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Programs, Multigraded Classes, Public Relations, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Small Group Instruction
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.