ERIC Number: ED253054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
FL Activities & Festivals.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
A collection of student, class, and school foreign language activities suggests a variety of projects and describes three specific school efforts. The suggested activities include: (1) individual student efforts such as writing to pen-pals; (2) group activities such as a foreign language auction or sing-along; (3) group projects for the school such as exhibits; (4) student involvement with the community in assembly programs; (5) essay, photo, or poster contests; (6) activities with teacher involvement such as field trips or faculty foreign language courses; (7) interdisciplinary, school-wide activities such as foreign coin study in mathematics classes or immigration study in social studies; (8) school-wide foreign language projects such as a cookbook or cooking demonstration; (9) community involvement such as store window displays featuring a foreign country, or radio or television announcements of foreign language cultural events; (10) foreign language services in the community such as visits or performances at local service organizations, or displays at libraries or community centers; (11) government involvement such as letters to government agencies concerning the importance of foreign languages, or a request for an official's endorsement of language learning; and (12) career-related activities such as field trips to see foreign languages used on the job. The three specific activities highlighted include a university's French fair, a junior high school's Latin American evening, and a high school's language Olympics. (MSE)
Descriptors: Careers, Case Studies, Class Activities, Competition, Cultural Activities, French, Games, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Student Projects, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.