ERIC Number: ED283580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Expansion of Instruction in Foreign Languages: A Report on the 1987 Language Development Workshop and Internship at Tarrant County Junior College Northeast Campus.
In response to the need of local schools for assistance in introducing language study at the elementary and junior high school level, Tarrant County (Texas) Junior College (TCJC), Northeast Campus, designed a 5-week program in language development and methodology for prospective teachers that was designed primarily to develop skills in oral language communication and contemporary instructional methodologies. A total of 21 instructors participated in the 1987 program, each completing both a workshop and internship. A number of factors were considered in the evaluation of the project, including the oral proficiency skills of the participants, their security and confidence in speaking the second language, and their acquisition of information about current methodologies and materials. Oral proficiency ratings increased among participants with skills initially at intermediate levels, though no one at the advanced levels made any measurable changes. Gains in perceived ability and confidence in speaking and listening comprehension, as well as gains in information on methodologies and materials, were demonstrated by participants at all skill levels. Information on workshop goals and objectives, grant funding, cooperating with local education agencies, participant recruitment, workshop and internship schedule and curriculum, participant characteristics, and program outcomes are included, along with an interest survey, promotional materials, and assessment forms and results. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tarrant County Junior Coll., Hurst, TX. Northeast Campus.
Note: Funded by the Education for Economic Security Act, Title II.