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ERIC Number: ED435190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 10
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From Rhetoric to Reality: Applying the Communication Standards to the Classroom.
Gifford, Charlotte; Mullaney, Jeanne
NECTFL Review, n46 p12-18 1999
Approaches and techniques for reaching the Communication goals of the "Standards for Foreign Language Learning" published in 1995 by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities are discussed. As background, two theoretical perspectives on how second language acquisition occurs are examined: input processing and social interaction. Classroom activities consistent with these theoretical frameworks are presented, and two important issues related to promoting communication are addressed: the need to create, at the local level, concrete objectives based on the broadly-stated goals of the "Standards," and the changing role of the teacher in the implementation process. (Contains 18 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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