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ERIC Number: ED422744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 11
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Culturally Based Standards, Curricula and Testing in Foreign Language Teaching.
von Schmidt, Wolff
A discussion of the current direction of second language instruction looks at the decline in college language enrollments, possible reasons for the decline, and efforts to adapt course offerings and curriculum format to current educational goals. Three factors in re-directing second language teaching are highlighted: establishment of standards for language curricula and learner performance, including both the standards set by the profession and general educational quality standards now in the public focus; curriculum design, including articulation and teaching methodology; and innovation in language testing. It is concluded that a pessimistic outlook concerning second language teaching is misdirected and inappropriate, and that the profession does indeed have direction toward a new age of language teaching and learning. (Contains 16 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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