ERIC Number: ED425657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do? ERIC Digest.
Leloup, Jean; Ponterio, Robert
This digest provides a basic introduction to the national standards in foreign language learning, essentially a set of content standards that define what students should know and be able to do in foreign language instruction in a K-12 sequence. First, background on the development of the standards is provided, and a description of the standards' basic purpose is outlined. The second section discusses the standards' organization around five main goals: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The eleven standards distributed among these goal categories are the content standards that ostensibly give foreign language students "the powerful key to successful communication: knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom." The third section provides some detail on what the standards mean for foreign language educators at state and local levels, with particular attention to curriculum design and lesson planning. Finally, an illustration is given of how interdisciplinary lessons, the use of technology, and community resources can be woven together to create an exciting and comprehensive project that addresses all the national standards. (VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, National Standards, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.