ERIC Number: ED375636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Flesh Out Your FLES Program: Developmental Sequencing in Teaching Units.
Louton, Zoe E.; Louton, Robert E.
This paper explains the development of an integrated foreign language curriculum for elementary school classrooms and provides sample lesson plans using the story "Color, Where Are You?" In order to increase the consistency as well as the scope of the curriculum, the classroom teacher and the foreign language specialist should integrate the foreign language instruction into the classroom content so as to achieve some degree of parallel instruction. Such an approach provides "real" subject matter and materials to aid the pupils' advance to higher levels of reading, writing, and general application of the foreign language, and encourages pupils to see broader applications of the foreign language instruction to their daily lives. The rationale used to develop foreign language teaching units must take into account the natural whole context in which language is acquired as well as the apparent lag in foreign language acquisition when compared to the primary language. An appendix provides three sample lesson plans that form part of an instructional unit on colors. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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