ERIC Number: ED353849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
An Early Start: A Resource Book for Elementary School Foreign Language.
This resource book addresses many of the factors involved in establishing and maintaining an elementary school foreign language program. Chapter 1 provides information on various program models. Chapter 2 addresses program issues, such as establishing a program rationale and choosing the language or languages to be taught, in order to provide decision makers with sources of information. Chapter 3 discusses teacher preparation, while chapter 4 contains a summary of recent reports and policy statements related to elementary school foreign languages, and a list of national and state initiatives. Chapter 5 lists a wide variety of resources, such as books dealing with elementary school foreign language instruction, curriculum materials, lists of professional organizations, language conferences, and publishers of materials for elementary foreign language programs. The appendix contains sources for networking; a list of total and partial immersion programs in U.S. elementary schools; and a working bibliography on research regarding language in the elementary school. (VWL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, FLES, Immersion Programs, Language Research, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education
ERIC/CLL, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; North Carolina