ERIC Number: EJ354189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Preliminary Impressions of the Effects of a Proficiency-Based Language Requirement.
Freed, Barbara F.
Foreign Language Annals, v20 n2 p139-46 Apr 1987
Reviews effects on faculty, teaching assistants, curriculum, and students of the proficiency-based foreign language requirement instituted at the University of Pennsylvania. Although important and valuable changes have occurred in the language learning and teaching environment, caution is urged in creating realistic and well-understood standards rather than solely emphasizing proficiency and testing. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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