ERIC Number: ED467491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities: Dimension '98. Selected Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (Savannah, Georgia, February 26-28, 1998).
Alley, David, Ed.; Heusinkveld, Paula, Ed.
These eight papers address the five goals of the national standards for foreign language learning: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. They include the following: (1) "From Rhetoric to Reality: Applying AATSP Standards to the Spanish Classroom" (Maria J. Amores and Frank W. Medley, Jr.); (2) "Standards for Teaching Cultures: The National Standards and the AATF Framework" (Jayne Abrate); (3) "New Directions in the Study of French: Toward a Francophone Revolution, Language Choice of the New Student Generation" (Flore Zephir); (4) "Accessing Cultural and Linguistic Input from Foreign Language Literacy Tests in the Beginning Language Classroom" (David J. Shook); (5) "Personalizing Foreign Language Instruction with World Wide Web Home Pages" (Joe Waltz); (6) "The Use of Writing Assistant Software: An Effective Tool in Improving Writing?" (Leona B. LeBlanc and Rebecca L. Chism); (7) "Connecting Content Areas via Music in the Elementary Foreign Language Class" (Daniel MacDougall); and (8) "Using the National Standards to Improve Foreign Language Articulation: An Alternative to Placement Exams" (Carolyn Lally). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Internet, Music, National Standards, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching.