ERIC Number: ED369297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Mastery Curriculum.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This report calls for a major change in foreign language education in the state of Utah, moving from an instructional emphasis on the study of grammar to performance in speaking skills that can be sustained through instruction in reading, writing, and structural knowledge. This mastery curriculum will enable students to progress in language learning in a logical sequence from elementary school to junior high school to senior high school without having to go back and start from the beginning each time they move from one level to the next. The rationale behind the curriculum and guidelines for its implementation are presented. The main body of the report outlines the listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, accuracy, and cultural awareness skills that must be mastered in the target language at the novice, intermediate, advanced, and superior level. The goals, standards, and objectives of this guide were taken from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages'"ACTFL Provisional Guidelines," a copy of which is appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah