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ERIC Number: ED217841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language Training for Librarians. A Proposal.
Chervinko, James S.
To remedy the problems caused when staff members in research libraries are unable to read and understand foreign language materials, the library can institute special foreign language training courses. Ideally, the course should be taught by a librarian with foreign language competence and teaching ability. Basic grammar, library-oriented vocabulary, dictionary usage, and translation practice should be covered in the course. To allow individual attention, the class should be limited in size. Also, it should be accommodated into the normal work schedule and meet once a week to allow time for homework assignments. Since very few textbooks on teaching librarians a foreign language exist, handouts would have to be created to explain selected points of grammar. Each outside assignment should translate an example of library material and analyze specific grammatical forms in the passage. Finally, the participants should evaluate the course to insure that it satisfies their job requirements. Included are a sample survey and a list of four sources. (Author/RBF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A