ERIC Number: ED354778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The New Senior High School French as a Second Language Program: Questions and Answers.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Information is offered, in question-and-answer format, on the design, objectives, standards, and procedures for the revised French second language program to be offered in Alberta's (Canada) high schools. The new program consists of 3 well-defined levels of competency: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Learner expectations exist at each level in the areas of experience and communication, cultural knowledge and understanding, use and understanding of the language system, and knowledge and application of learning strategies and processes. The new program also offers local program design flexibility. The questions included here address: university entrance requirements in language; the new secondary-school leaving standard in French; the reason for raising standards; intermediate-level learner expectations; the definition and implications of concurrent registration; alternative ways of implementing the introductory-level French program; articulation of the competency levels; schedule for provincial implementation of the new standards and elimination of old courses; impact on school jurisdictions and local program implementation; credit policies; future curriculum development; needed teacher skills; and teacher professional development needs and options. Names and addresses of officials in each zone of the province and in the central Alberta Education office are also provided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), Behavioral Objectives, College Admission, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Difficulty Level, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, French, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Higher Education, Information Sources, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Learning Strategies, Program Implementation, School Registration, Second Language Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada