ERIC Number: ED261558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Modern Languages for Communication. New York State Syllabus. Draft.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Foreign Languages Education.
The syllabus for New York State's elementary and secondary education second language programs is intended to inform local school district personnel about important characteristics of successful programming and provide a framework for development, management, and implementation. It specifies educational goals and components of the intended learning outcomes in terms of the students' anticipated ability to communicate in the second language at three different points in the program. Contents include chapters on the philosophy behind the curriculum; the state's modern language education goals; the suggested framework for developing a communicative curriculum; general components of communicative proficiency; the topics, situations, language function, and proficiencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural) that are seen as the components of communication; and a discussion of local and state program development, staff development, and instructional techniques. A sample lesson plan is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Foreign Languages Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York