ERIC Number: ED273109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Integrated Language Studies.
It is proposed that the training of teachers in the techniques of language instruction can work in two different directions: teachers trained in universities, who have the most confidence in their subject-area abilities, need training in methodology; teachers educated in teacher training institutions are methodologically well prepared, but they often need to work toward the enrichment of subject knowledge. The differentiation is found to be helpful in preparing language teachers for the sociocultural dimension of language teaching at the elementary and secondary level. Excerpts from English literature are used to illustrate how teachers can be trained to approach instructional material from the point of view of its sociocultural content or its potential for class activities. Suggestions are given for the selection of materials for studying cultural context or social issues. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Willems, Gerard, Ed., Communicative Foreign Language Teaching and the Training of Foreign Language Teachers, 1984. p148-163. See FL 015 917.