ERIC Number: ED356644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Foreign Language Essential Skills.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Arizona's state policy concerning foreign language education is outlined. The document begins with a state board of education policy statement, followed by a statement of philosophy concerning the objectives and general content of language instruction. Economic, social, and educational principles underlying the rationale for language education are then enumerated, and salient trends and theories in current second language acquisition research are summarized. Brief statements concerning curriculum development, instructional practices, and staffing are also offered. The remainder of the core document contains charts of program models and characteristics (immersion, partial immersion, two-way bilingual, Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools--FLES, and Foreign Language Experience--FLEX) and of essential language competencies and related skill indicators keyed to grade levels (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12). Appended materials include the text of state legislation concerning elementary and secondary school curriculum content, notes on elements of a quality foreign language program, a brief bibliography, and lists of additional organizational and print resources. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Language Skills, Program Design, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona