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ERIC Number: ED262556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Experiment Press, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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.