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ERIC Number: EJ1068180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
The Language Program "Revolution": Why and How Liberal Arts Colleges Can Lead the Way
Sandlin, Betsy A.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n1 p52-61 Spr 2008
The MLA's recent recommendations for the future of foreign language programs include what some are calling a "revolutionary" overhaul to the traditional language/literature sequencing and an emphasis on "transcultural competence" at all levels of study. This essay examines both the theoretical and practical reasons why language programs at small liberal arts colleges are poised to lead efforts toward such change. It highlights conversations and plans that are currently taking place at one such institution, offering practical suggestions based on experiences there.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
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