ERIC Number: ED172519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Accent on Foreign Languages.
McWilliams, Larry; And Others
A guide on foreign languages is presented for counselors, administrators, teachers, and parents. An introductory section discusses reasons for foreign language study, college entrance or exit requirements, foreign language and SAT scores, careers that use foreign languages, myths about learning foreign languages, and information about French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Also discussed are: (1) the number of people who speak the major foreign languages of the world as estimated in 1978, (2) opportunities to experience real and simulated foreign language atmospheres, (3) suggested program planning for junior high students, and (4) foreign language planning for college. A chart summarizes what research studies show about foreign languages and the following basics: English vocabulary, reading skills, transfer, self-concept, cultural enrichment, creativity, and communication skills. A quick test for determining probable success for learning a foreign language is also included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County School District R-1, Lakewood, CO.