ERIC Number: ED456654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Curriculum Framework for International Languages: Kindergarten to Grade 12. Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, Alberta Version.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This guide is designed to provide curriculum writers with student outcomes they can use to develop curricula for international language courses. For the purposes of this document, international languages are defined as languages other than Canada's two official languages, English and French. Aboriginal languages and cultures are the subject of another Western Canadian Protocol project. Teachers, educational administrators, parents, and other interested parties will find useful information about what to expect from international language courses and about effective approaches to language learning. These courses are distinct from bilingual or immersion programming. This guide is divided into the following two main sections, several subsections, and five appendices. The first section, "Introduction," is divided into the six subsections: "Background"; "Rationale"; "Assumptions"; "Effective Language Learning"; "The Conceptual Model"; "Organization of the Framework." The second section, "Kindergarten to Grade 12 Program," is divided into four subsections: "Applications"; "Language Competence"; "Global Citizenship"; "Strategies." Five appendices are entitled: "Using the Framework"; "Areas of Experience"; "Global List of Strategies"; "Sample of List of Text Types"; and "Glossary." (Contains 28 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Learning Resource Center, 12360 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5L 4X9. Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada