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ERIC Number: EJ890418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Toward an Integrated Curriculum: Maximizing the Use of Target Language Literature
Barrette, Catherine M.; Paesani, Kate; Vinall, Kimberly
Foreign Language Annals, v43 n2 p216-230 Sum 2010
This article presents an approach to literary texts that develops students' language proficiency, content knowledge, and analytical skills through the interweaving of three content areas--literary analysis, stylistics, and culture--at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of the foreign language curriculum. Consistent with recommendations from the recent Modern Language Association (2007) report on foreign languages in higher education, this integrated approach develops students' translingual and transcultural competence by examining target language narratives from multiple perspectives. To ground this method, we review relevant research on literature in foreign language instruction and then present a sample lesson plan for teaching the Spanish-language text Apocalipsis [Apocalypse] (Denevi, 1974) at the intermediate instructional level. The article concludes with suggestions and strategies for modifying the lesson plan for beginning and advanced levels. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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