ERIC Number: ED341252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Towards a Generic Curriculum Guide for the Less Commonly Taught Languages. NFLRC Research Notes.
Crookes, Graham; And Others
The possibility is discussed of using a generic guide for syllabus construction across the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) to facilitate the development of proficiency/ communicatively-oriented syllabuses and materials in the LCTLs. Issues addressed include the degree of overlap among LCTLs and the most desirable unit for constructing such a curriculum guide. The absence of needs analysis for LCTLs is seen as a major obstacle, and the possibility that "materials templates" may serve the same purposes as a general curriculum guide is suggested. Contains 35 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages
National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii, Webster 203, 2528 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center.