ERIC Number: ED273104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Les Cloisons Etanches entre les Didactiques (The Tight Partitioning of Methods).
Menting, Jan P.
Foreign language instruction should focus on developing in students a coordinated set of basic language learning skills, the acquisition of which would make it possible for the student to learn more than one language. Such an instructional package would fit well into the communicative approach to language instruction, and would provide a common denominator for fruitful exchanges of ideas, materials, and techniques among the teachers of different languages. Applied linguistics is best placed and best equipped among the disciplines to undertake the development of this basic language skills package for training foreign language teachers. The teachers can then be responsible, preferably as a group, for implementing the package at the institutional level. The skills would be derived from the domains of psycholinguistics, phonetics, syntax, morphology, etymology, language typology, semantics, language uses, text reading and listening, language as expression, culture and civilization, literature, and learning strategies. A common text could be written in the native language of the teachers, perhaps supplemented by audiovisual aids. A description of the language learning skills, including their source, content, and objectives is presented in outline form. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Willems, Gerard, Ed., Communicative Foreign Language Teaching and the Training of Foreign Language Teachers; see FL 015 917.