ERIC Number: ED174028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Concordia College Language Village Assessment: Learning French, German, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian and Spanish in Experiential Settings.
Nieves-Squires, Leslie C.
The purpose of this report on the Concordia College Language Village is to: (1) describe one aspect of the assessment effort, a survey of foreign language teachers whose students had attended the Village; (2) provide demographics for the 899 teachers who responded to the survey; and (3) display and comment on the findings drawn from data collected. The procedure by which the study was conceptualized is traced, beginning with cooperative efforts at curriculum development involving language village deans and consultants; continuing with the development of a survey questionnaire; and concluding with a narrative and graphic report on the preliminary use of data for curriculum development. The teacher population is described graphically. Findings, which are detailed verbally and graphically, cover areas including classroom performance, satisfaction with the program, major benefits of the program, language-by-language analysis, and a demographic breakdown of teacher perception toward student achievement. Appendices include the questionnaire, item analysis of elements of the simulation and areas affecting performance, and additional comments made by teachers. (JB)
Descriptors: Demography, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, French, German, High School Students, Immersion Programs, Junior High School Students, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Norwegian, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Russian, Second Language Learning, Simulated Environment, Spanish, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Swedish, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Concordia Coll., Moorhead, MN.