ERIC Number: ED168298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Report on the Joint Evaluation Session of Intensive Overseas Language Programs.
McCarus, Ernest N.; Hunwick, John, Ed.
A report is presented on the joint evaluation session of intensive overseas language programs. The evaluation session was attended by representatives of the following federally-funded programs: American Institute of Indian Studies, Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (Cairo), Cooperative Russian Language Program at Leningrad State University, Indonesian Language Abroad, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo, and Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei. The goals of the session were: (1) to share more broadly the rationale, experiences, methods, and problems of each of the participating groups; (2) to develop a mechanism which would lead to a continuing dialogue among the programs for the maximum dissemination and sharing of exemplary practices; (3) to discuss the development of a common procedure for student pre-testing and post-testing as well as teacher and general program evaluation; and (4) to prepare a report of the session to increase awareness of the programs in the foreign language and areas studies communities at home. Detailed accounts of the curriculum, student selection procedures, administrative organization, and background of the different programs are provided. Recommendations of the 12 study groups and suggestions concerning the effective administration of foreign language centers are offered. Two short reports and data are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Information Dissemination, Intensive Language Courses, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Study Abroad, Testing
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.