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ERIC Number: EJ1068171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Using the Classics to Speak to the World: A New Teacher's Perspective
Pickens, Cortney
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n1 p98-103 Spr 2008
The way in which foreign languages, including the Classics, are taught is evolving. There are those who teach language for literature-based, instrumental purposes only, and those who want to see foreign language education cross boundaries into literature, culture, history, and geography. Foreign language educators have the opportunity to teach students how to use their knowledge of language and culture to communicate with different people from around the world. In this piece, the author reflects upon her own teaching methods as they relate to the goal of creating competent language students who are able to communicate translingually and transculturally. As a first year Latin teacher, the goal to educate students so that they achieve this level of competency seems daunting. This narrative contains authentic classroom experiences recorded by the author which are used to examine her goals and methods and their effectiveness for communication within and outside of the classroom.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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