ERIC Number: ED503089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 202
Models for Excellence in Second Language Education: Dimension 2003. Selected Proceedings of the 2003 Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Foreign Language Association of Georgia
Cherry, C. Maurice, Ed.; Bradley, Lee, Ed.
Southern Conference on Language Teaching
"Dimension" is the annual volume containing the selected, refereed, edited proceedings of each year's conference. By selecting "Models for Excellence in Second Language Education" as the 2003 conference theme, the Board of Directors of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) demonstrated an eagerness to invite presentations describing successful programs in one or more language areas. The use of the term "second language," as opposed to "foreign language" reinforces the SCOLT commitment to the belief that language study must be respected as an integral part of mainstream education and not be treated as a peripheral field of study. The papers comprising the 2003 proceedings include: (1) The Transnational Classroom: Connecting People, Languages, and Cultures (Lourdes Sanchez-Lopez and Jessica Ramos-Harthun); (2) Creating a Language Learning Community Within and Beyond the Classroom (Denise M. Overfield); (3) Stepping Out of the Classroom to Increase Spanish Language Skills and Cultural Awareness (Betina Kaplan and Teresa Perez-Gamboa); (4) Merging Foreign Language Theory and Practice in Designing Technology-Based Tasks (Lara Lomicka, Gillian Lord, and Melanie Manzer); (5) Creating Narrated Multimedia Presentations in the Second and Foreign Language Class (Janet Flewelling); (6) INTASC Model Foreign Language Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development (Carmen Chaves Tesser and Marty Abbott); (7) Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs in Foreign Languages (Anja Bernardy and Elaine McAllister); and (8) Group Study Abroad and Thematic Units (Sue Barry).
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Language Skills, Beginning Teachers, Spanish, Multimedia Instruction, Study Abroad, Second Language Instruction, Models, Theory Practice Relationship, Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Thematic Approach
Southern Conference on Language Teaching. Web site: http://www.scolt.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching.