ERIC Number: ED411689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Teaching Foreign Languages.
Holmes, Madelyn, Ed.
Basic Education, v41 n10 Jun 1997
Articles on second language education include: "Foreign Languages in Schools" (Madelyn Holmes), an overview of the benefits of language instruction in elementary and secondary education; "Japanese across the Miles" (Elizabeth Reiken), describing a high school distance learning program in Japanese; "Teaching Spanish as a Community Service" (Rita A. Oleksak), about a program in which eighth-grade students improve community relations by teaching Spanish to kindergartners at a neighboring school; "Metamorphosis" (Stephanie Soper), which describes a German teacher's discovery that his teaching style provided a framework for development of instructional standards for language teaching; and "Collaborating with Standards in Classrooms" (June K. Phillips), sketches of classroom situations in which national standards are being implemented. Professional and organizational notes are also included in this issue. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Communication Skills, Cultural Education, Distance Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, German, Grade 7, Grade 8, Institutional Cooperation, Japanese, Kindergarten, Public Service, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Service Learning, Skill Development, Spanish, Teacher Supply and Demand
Council for Basic Education, 1319 F Street N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-1152.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.