ERIC Number: ED176534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
An Alternative to the Foreign Language Teaching Profession. Lektos: Interdisciplinary Working Papers in Language Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2.
Lambert, Wallace E.
The traditional discipline of foreign language teaching is ineffective and in trouble and should be replaced with a new, broader field. The new discipline should lay emphasis on the following: (1) awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity in the United States and Canada as well as abroad, (2) meeting the needs of students from all areas of society, (3) teaching children from the earliest grades on, (4) goal-oriented communicative competence, (5) language instruction embedded in cultural education, and (6) training of teachers in the behavioral sciences. (JB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Child Language, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
University of Louisville, Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, Room 214 Humanities, Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics.
Note: Lecture delivered in the University of Louisville Lecture Series in Language Learning and Language Teaching (Louisville, Kentucky, 1974); Paper originally included in "Essays on the Teaching of Culture: A Festschrift to Honor Howard Lee Nostrand" (Advancement Press of America, 1974)