ERIC Number: ED458799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Curriculum Framework for International Languages: Six-Year Program (Grade 7 to Grade 12). Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, Alberta Version.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
The Common Curriculum Framework for International Languages, Six-Year Program (Grade 7 to Grade 12), including this Alberta version of it, was developed through the cooperative efforts of the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. This framework provides a 6-year program for foreign language courses from middle school through high school. It is intended to be used for instruction in languages other than English, French, and Canadian Aboriginal languages--languages which are covered by other Canadian federal and provincial curricula. The 10 page introduction of this document provides a background, rationale, for foreign language learning. It also discusses assumptions and various effective language learning and conceptual models, as well as the organization of this framework. The Six-Year program is broken down into sections on applications, language competence, global citizenship, and learning strategies. There are also 5 appendices: "Using the Framework"; "Areas of Experience"; "Global Lists of Strategies"; "Sample List of Text Forms"; and a glossary. (Contains 28 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education
Learning Resource Center, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Tel: 780-427-2984; Fax: 780-422-3745; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada