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ERIC Number: EJ1068175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Convergences and Transdisciplinarity in the Foreign Language Department: A Response to the MLA Report
Gala, Candelas
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n1 p34-51 Spr 2008
This paper takes a specific university Department of Romance Languages as a case study to examine how the measures it adopted in view of increasing enrollment in Spanish in the nineties coincide with the recommendations in the MLA's 2007 report; it also examines how they have fared after some 12 years of implementation, advances explanations for their success or failure, and offers suggestions for improvement. While examining well-established language programs, it discusses issues of governance, faculty and curriculum pertaining to the overall field of foreign languages and cultures. The initiatives proposed here aim at placing language study in a field of interacting factors to better adjust to the "inter-" and "trans-disciplinarity" of today's world.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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