ERIC Number: ED452680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Modern Foreign Languages Accommodation: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 92.
Williamson, Beech, Ed.; Watson, Lucy, Ed.
This document offers school design guidance for accommodating the needs for teaching modern foreign languages (MFLs) in secondary education. Section 1 outlines the range of spaces in a typical MFL suite and describes how to calculate the number of timetabled spaces required. It includes guidance on planning the suite and what to consider if there is to be community use. Section 2 describes the teaching and non-teaching spaces that might be found in the MFL suite. It gives guidance on the size and shape of spaces and shows typical furniture layouts. Section 3 describes typical MFL equipment and how it can be used most effectively. It also provides guidance on choosing and using furniture. Section 4 outlines the process of setting up and implementing a building project, from briefing to on-site construction. Section 5 presents case studies showing the issues covered in the rest of the document applied to real school projects. Appendices contain a glossary of terms and a 17-item bibliography. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Educational Facilities Design, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Construction, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Space Utilization
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Note: Contributions by Andy Thompson, Neville Morgan, and Christine Banks.