ERIC Number: ED184359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Foreign Languages and the Total Curriculum: Exploring Alternative Basics.
Crouse, Gale; And Others
Four alternative foreign language curricula for college students are described. A course in business French may appeal to students who want their foreign language study to be marketable to prospective employers. The instructor in such a course will find his/her chief task to be the collection of suitable materials; a variety of suggestions from French commercial life is offered. The person with considerable foreign language training may also find satisfaction in teaching applied phonetics (i.e., enunciation) to music students specializing in voice. The use of foreign-language films can enrich a curriculum at any level from a full-fledged film program to a single course in foreign films to the use of films in a traditional foreign language classroom. Finally, there is an endless variety of possibilities for exploiting the resources available from different academic departments in a program of interdisciplinary studies. Guest lecturers, nontraditional courses, team teaching, and innovative programs are among the mechanisms at hand for implementing an interdepartmental approach to the humanities. Additional authors include Krin Gabbard, Leanne Wierenga, and D.L. Schrader. (JB)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Second Language Programs, Educational Innovation, Film Study, French, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Modern Language Curriculum, Music Education, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Not available separately; See FL 011 156.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Minneapolis, MN, April 19-21, 1979).