ERIC Number: ED446441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned: Model Early Foreign Language Programs. Professional Practice Series.
Gilzow, Douglas F.; Branaman, Lucinda E.
This book describes 7 successful foreign language programs that start in preschool or the elementary grades and continue through high school, including both foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) and immersion programs. Written in clear and nontechnical language, this book is designed to be of use to anyone developing an early foreign language program or looking for ideas on how to maintain, enhance, or expand an existing program. Above all, this book aims to provide ready access to clear and reliable information about effective practices in language education. It begins with an overview of the topic and each of the 9 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a particular program, practice, or practitioner that has shown to be successful. The chapters describe the strategies and techniques used by effective teachers and administrators and offer practical guidelines and suggestions to help others implement similar strategies in their own classrooms, schools, and districts. Each volume closes with a summary of key points in the book and general guidelines and recommendations. Each chapter showcases one or two K-12 schools or school districts and typically contains the subheadings: "Program Philosophy and Goals"; "In the Classroom"; "Program Overview"; "Articulation"; "Assessing Student Achievement"; "The People Behind the Program"; "Challenges"; "Linking the Program to Families and the Community"; "Keys to Success." Forty-six references and 4 appendices are included. (Author/KFT)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Immersion Programs, Preschool Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Student Evaluation
Delta Systems Company Inc., 1400 Miller Parkway, McHenry, IL 60050-7030; 800-323-8270; http://www.delta-sytems.com.
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Delta Systems Inc., McHenry, IL.