ERIC Number: ED339226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
French as a Second Language Program 1984-1985. Bulletin No. 1536, Revised.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Louisiana's elementary school French second language program is described. An introductory section gives background information about program history. The second contains a statement concerning the foreign language crisis in American education, written to be used as a public awareness presentation. Section 3 outlines the state's overall program goal and objectives for instructional time, cultural education, and evaluation to meet that goal. A program description, in section 4, includes an overview, notes on administrative organization and responsibilities at several administrative levels, guide to the progression of provisional skills in grades four through eight, and comments on the use of oral proficiency interviews. Section 5 describes new and expanded program features, including an elementary immersion program, a secondary program offering an alternative course of studies geared toward increased language fluency and knowledge of international trade, a language teacher training program, and study abroad arrangements for administrators, teachers, and secondary and university students. The final section contains miscellaneous information about the Louisiana program, including definitions of terms, program planning considerations, and staffing recommendations. Appended materials include legislative texts, statistics, staff contracts, state map, forms, notes on available instructional materials, and materials concerning state certification requirements. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, International Studies, Interviews, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Program Design, Second Language Programs, State Standards, Study Abroad, Teacher Education, Verbal Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.