ERIC Number: ED391378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Second Language in the Secondary Grades.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Field Services.
The manual provides information to assist secondary school level program and curriculum designers in the creation and administration of second language programs. It is not a how-to manual, but includes descriptive data about program types in existence and criteria for evaluating language proficiency. It contains: a list of terms used and their definitions; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines for assessing second language proficiency at four benchmark levels; a second language scoring guide for communication of messages, interviews, narration, and skit performance; and descriptions of sample oral proficiency tasks at each of those levels. Appended materials include a list of commonly-asked questions about secondary school language instruction, a chart detailing enrollments in 14 languages in each elementary grade (kindergarten through sixth) and the percentage of total students they represent; additional ACTFL proficiency guidelines; notes on the secondary school foreign language programs of other states; national foreign language standards for each of five goals; a summary of higher education second language requirements for 1997-98 and 1999-2000; and a list of contributors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Criteria, Immersion Programs, Introductory Courses, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Professional Associations, Program Design, Program Development, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Publications Sales Clerk, Oregon Dept. of Education, 255 Capital Street N.E., Salem, OR 97310-0203.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Field Services.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon