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ERIC Number: ED543971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Modern Foreign Languages in the Elementary School: Teaching Techniques. Bulletin, 1960, No. 29. OE-27007
Keesee, Elizabeth
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The growing practice of beginning instruction in a modern foreign language in the elementary school has created a need for many classroom teachers to become oriented to a whole new field of foreign-language teaching methodology and materials. Since teachers tend to think of language instruction in terms of the English-language arts, the language which their pupils had learned to understand and speak before starting to school, they need new techniques for language habit formation when a second language is introduced. While essentially the process by which the preschool child learned his first language is duplicated, the learning activities must be suited to the interests and abilities of the age group concerned. The purpose of this publication is to suggest procedures which will be useful to teachers who need assistance in this field. It describes a variety of teaching techniques now in use and gives examples of types of materials that have been developed for the elementary school classroom. Sample materials to illustrate several widely used teaching techniques are included for Spanish and French, the foreign languages most commonly taught in the elementary school. Following a foreword and an introduction, the following topics are covered: (1) Listening comprehension; (2) Pronunciation; (3) Dialogs; (4) Narratives and Descriptions; (5) Incidental Learning; (6) Visual Materials; (7) Games; (8) Songs; (9) Testing Oral Skills; (10) Reading and Writing; and (11) Using a Teacher's Guide. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)