ERIC Number: ED165444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
New Contents, New Teachers, New Publics. Reports of the Working Committees. Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Born, Warren C., Ed.
This volume discusses (1) ways of introducing authentic language experiences; (2) the challenge to foreign language teachers and the status of the profession; and (3) communication both within the profession and with the general public. Revitalization of the Classics and ways of introducing authentic language via film, theater, music, and student exchanges are addressed in five essays. Factors which affect the professional tasks of foreign language teachers include student, teacher, and public attitudes and expectations. Educational and enrollment trends that affect the profession are covered, and directions in the education of prospective teachers and practicing teachers are discussed. Responsibilities of professional organizations in dealing with matters of articulation and standardization are considered, and the need to keep the public appraised of the relevance of foreign languages to their lives is emphasized. Possible sources of assistance outside the profession in getting the message to the public and methods of communicating to the public are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Classical Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Language Films, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interschool Communication, Language Attitudes, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Latin, Music Education, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, Student Exchange Programs, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education, Theater Arts
Northeast Conference, Box 623, Middlebury, VT 05753 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc., Middlebury, VT.