ERIC Number: ED423688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Report of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Summit (Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 20-21, 1996).
Stenson, Nancy J.; Janus, Louis E.; Mulkern, Ann E.
The report summarizes the proceedings of a conference on less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). An introductory chapter describes the origins and organization of the conference, and notes the sponsoring organizations, languages represented by participants, institutions represented, and professional associations to which participants belonged. Three subsequent chapters summarize the plenary talks and small group discussions of the three conference sessions. Topics include: promoting and protecting the LCTLs (student concerns, teacher concerns, enrollments, institutional cooperation, marketing LCTLs, curricular issues); pedagogy and materials (teacher training and professional development options, teacher cooperation and communication, analysis of a survey of participants, availability of pedagogical materials); and delivery systems (governance, technology). Appended materials include the conference announcement and application, the text of the survey of participants, and a list of participants. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Conferences, Curriculum Design, Educational Technology, Enrollment Trends, Governance, Instructional Materials, Language Enrollment, Language Maintenance, Language Teachers, Program Design, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, Appleby Hall 333, 128 Pleasant St., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($6).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.