ERIC Number: ED301304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Languages for Communication Workshops, 1988: Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus. Final Project Evaluation Report.
Harper, Jane; Lively, Madeleine
In summer 1988, Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus, conducted a series of eight 16-hour workshops and three 32-hour workshops for high school teachers of foreign languages. The workshops were intended primarily as in-service training to help foreign language teachers: (1) improve their oral proficiency in the language they teach; (2) increase their security and confidence in speaking that language; (3) develop skills in current foreign language instructional methodologies appropriate for novice and intermediate students; (4) develop an enhanced repertoire of instructional activities and materials to encourage students' oral participation in class; (5) gain cultural information; and (6) use the computer to generate instructional materials. Recruitment activities focused on foreign language instructors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, foreign language consultants and program directors in other major cities in Texas, and foreign language departments in every secondary school in Texas with an enrollment of 150 or more. Registration priority was given to teachers in minority-populated schools, teachers who had never traveled to the country in which their language was spoken, and new and reassigned teachers. The project report describes the content and outcomes of the workshops, providing pre- and post-test data on the achievement of objectives. Program evaluation data are appended. (AAZC)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Oral Language, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Speech Communication, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tarrant County Junior Coll., Hurst, TX. Northeast Campus.