ERIC Number: ED308690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Foreign Language: Do It Right!
Koonce, Maria H.; Urich, Ted R.
The increases in the number and level of foreign language requirements in school systems throughout the country are explained, and the problems and concerns that stem from these changes are described. Solutions to these problems are enumerated, including: (1) reducing class size; (2) increasing foreign language entrance requirements for both secondary and postsecondary educational levels; and (3) offering basal and honors sections at each level of foreign language instruction. A review of the literature on the success of foreign language in the elementary schools (FLES) programs is offered as a basis for the assertion that foreign language study should begin in the elementary schools, thus expanding the years of study of a foreign language. Finally, the status of legislation pertaining to foreign language study in Florida and North Carolina is briefly discussed. (DJD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; North Carolina