ERIC Number: ED262556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Beyond the Language Classroom. A Guide for Language Teachers. Identifying and Using Language-Culture Resources for Developing Communicative Competence. International Exchange Series. Pre-Publication Edition.
Fantini, Alvino E., Ed.; And Others
This guide explores three ways for teachers to increase speech and culture samples in the foreign language classroom: using foreign exchange students, using U.S. students returning from overseas experience, and identifying and using community resources. The guide includes six chapters, which cover the following topics: the value of bringing in foreign students, problems connected with this practice, and preparing for the visit; general and specific suggestions for classroom activities (both short-term activities and complete units of study); activities involving the entire school, including gaining support, informing the public, using the student as a resource in non-language classes, introducing the student to the faculty, and helping the student pursue personal goals; identifying and using a wide variety of individual, organizational, and other community resources, both in school and within the communuity; and community exploration projects that look at an entire segment of the community, such as an ethnic neighborhood, as a cultural resource. Appended materials include a brochure produced for exchange students, a list of organizations concerned with international exchange programs and language study, and a list of useful books. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Students, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Media Selection, Orientation Materials, Program Development, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides
Experiment Press, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, VT.
Note: A product of the Project of the President's International Youth Exchange Initiative. For related documents, see FL 015 025-026.