ERIC Number: ED258470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Training to Teach a Foreign Language. Principles of Second Language Acquisition: An Orientation for Foreign Language Teachers.
Pfannkuche, Anthony; And Others
The manual designed to accompany a seminar for teachers concerning some of the central issues in contemporary foreign language teaching and focusing on how adults go about acquiring language includes materials for five sessions, in three sections. The first section covers language learning and acquisition in general, and contains a survey of the participants' foreign language learning experiences, an introduction, and two readings on transfer of knowledge from first language acquisition. The second section focuses on the language learner and the world, and includes a classroom activity on thinking about learning a foreign language, an introduction, three readings on affective factors in second language acquisition, and three essays on what can be learned from the "good language learner." The third section, addressing second language acquisition and teaching, includes a class activity for designing the ideal language program, a demonstration of structure drills, and six readings in which teachers talk about acquisition, learning, and language learning. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Organization, Inservice Teacher Education, Interlanguage, Language Teachers, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Neurological Organization, Program Design, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, Success, Teaching Guides, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
Note: For related documents, see FL 015 097-099.