ERIC Number: ED503097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 197
Languages for the Nation. Dimension 2008. Selected Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association
Wilkerson, Carol, Ed.
Southern Conference on Language Teaching
"Dimension" is the annual volume containing the selected, refereed, edited Proceedings of each year's conference. The Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT), held its annual conference, April 3-5, 2008, at the Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in collaboration with the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association (SCFLTA). The SCOLT Board of Directors chose as this year's theme, "Languages for the Nation," because it suggested opportunities for language professionals to develop presentations on a wide array of topics. Those whose presentations were approved were given the opportunity to submit an abstract for an article for possible inclusion in "Dimension 2008." The articles selected for the present volume treat topics of interest to language teachers in a variety of ways. Some provide updates on timely issues of interest to the profession; others shed light on significant topics that are occasionally overlooked; and a few provide novel treatments of familiar subjects. Following an introduction by editors C. Maurice Cherry and Carol Wilkerson, the articles selected for this volume are: (1) Drama in the Classroom and Improved Academic Performance (Dennis R. Miller, Jr.); (2) An Analysis of the Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) Method (David Alley and Denise Overfield); (3) Technoconstructivism and the Millennial Generation: Creative Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom (Edwina Spodark); (4) Technology for Oral Assessment (Patricia Early and Peter B. Swanson); (5) The Teacher Work Sample in Foreign Language Education (Marat Sanatullov); (6) Connecting a Standards-Based Curriculum with Student Performance and Assessment (Rosalie Cheatham); (7) The National Security Language Initiative and Less Commonly Taught Languages (Elvira Sanatullova-Allison); and (8) The Belgian Connection (Lisa Signori). (Individual articles contain references, tables, and appendices.)
Descriptors: National Security, Creative Writing, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Drama, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Language Proficiency, Story Telling, Oral Language, Student Evaluation, Standards, Foreign Countries, Curriculum
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.
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