ERIC Number: ED460610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do?
LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert
Ways in which teachers can use the guidelines set out in "Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century" (Standards) to design classroom instruction are discussed. The Standards document is explained, some misconceptions about it are examined, its relevance for the classroom teacher is explored, and examples are offered of ways the Standards can be implemented both in the overall foreign language curriculum and in daily lesson plans and activities. The organization of the Standards is outlined, and their relation to two New York State documents ("Learning Standards for Languages Other Than English" and the state syllabus, "Modern Languages for Communication") is highlighted. Several examples illustrate how parallel concepts in other disciplines can be used to reinforce language learning content and activities. A sample activity, planning a visit to Paris, illustrates how the Standards can be applied in a larger-scale assignment. Contains 9 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.
Identifiers - Location: New York