ERIC Number: ED222062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
ESL and the Foreign Language Teacher. Report of Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Garfinkel, Alan, Ed.; And Others
Selected papers from the 1982 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages are presented. The theme of the conference was the establishment of communication and cooperation between foreign language and English as second language (ESL) teachers. The papers focus on methods for developing language skills and curriculum frameworks. Specific topics include: (1) activities for developing speech skills in the foreign or second language classroom, (2) designing a college level advanced conversation course, (3) activities for individualized instruction in secondary ESL and foreign language classes, (4) an approach for deciding which errors to correct, (5) the effects of group size on language learning, (6) information transfer techniques for the teaching of reading and listening comprehension, (7) college level instruction of Spanish for special purposes, (8) a proposed interdisciplinary curriculum that allows language classes to employ the arts, (9) a procedure for improving coordination between secondary and postsecondary levels of second language instruction, and (10) ways of concluding a language course. (RW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Conversational Language Courses, English (Second Language), Language Skills, Languages for Special Purposes, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Note: For individual papers, see FL 013 229-238. Selected papers presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Louisville, KY, April 22-24, 1982).