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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
Love, F. William D.; Honig, Lucille J. – 1973
This report presents information on 51 current innovative foreign language projects and programs for grades K-12. Information was collected by means of a year-long, national survey of continuing language programs, which involved announcements in journals, newsletters, and other publications; form letters to program supervisors; an ERIC search; a…
Descriptors: Chinese, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, FLES
Rassias, John A. – 1970
An intensive elementary-level language course for college students, seeking to provide meaningful application of language skills and to improve student attitudes toward second language learning, is described in this report. The three-term course in which students work extensively with undergraduate apprentice teachers while living in language…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Students, Colleges, French
Asher, James J. – 1972
This report summarizes the results from the first year of a proposed three-year study into ability patterns for learning second languages in intensive training. The languages sampled were Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Before training, the students were administered these predictive…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Arabic, Educational Research, French
Hawkins, Eric, Ed. – 1988
This British collection of essays on intensive second language instruction is divided into four groups. A section on intensive courses outside Britain includes: "Intensive Courses in a German Youth Hostel"; "Intensive German from an Austrian Perspective: An LEA Initiative"; and "Integrating Intensive Sessions into the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Gerlach, U. Henry, Ed. – Studies in Language Learning, 1981
The papers in this issue of "Studies in Language Learning" deal with various aspects of the recommendations of the "Report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies." They discuss how these recommendations could be made specific in schools, colleges, and among the citizenry. The following…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cross Cultural Training, Dramatics, French
Cano, Vicente – 1985
The Summer Language Houses (SLH) in French, German, and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been extremely effective in teaching language skills and encouraging students to continue language study. The five-week intensive language programs at the second-year level emphasize oral communication but provide practice in all language…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Dormitories, French, German
Urbanski, Henry – 1984
In response to rapidly falling foreign language enrollments, the State University of New York College at New Paltz designed and actively promoted a language immersion program in the summer of 1981. The program consisted of instruction in twelve languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian,…
Descriptors: Arabic, Chinese, College Second Language Programs, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Ram's Horn, 1984
The combined Summer 1982-Spring 1983 issue of this journal dedicated to the Rassias Language Method includes the following articles: "Languages, Learning, and Change" (Ronald C. Rosbottom); "Role-Playing: Perception and Analysis of Sex-Role Stereotypes in Literature" (Judith G. Miller); "Prose as Drama: The Use of Fairy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Education, Drama
Hawkins, Eric, Ed.; Perren, G. E., Ed. – 1978
The papers in this volume concerning intensive language teaching are grouped into three sections: "Sections bilingues,""Intensive courses within schools," and "Intensive courses at external centres." A preliminary chapter by Eric Hawkins introduces the historical context of intensive language teaching and a concluding…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
WILKE, GERHARD M. – 1967
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL ACT FUNDS SUPPORTED A SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS' SUMMER ACTIVITY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INTENSIVE LANGUAGE TRAINING IN FRENCH, GERMAN, AND SPANISH FOR 56 SELECTED STUDENTS. THE 6-HOUR DAILY SCHEDULE INCLUDED TWO HOURS DEVOTED TO ORAL EXPRESSION, TWO TO LITERATURE STUDY, AND TWO TO CULTURE-ORIENTED…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Enrichment
Bancroft, W. Jane – 1975
In Sofia, Bulgaria, at the Institute of Suggestology headed by Dr. Georgi Lozanov, yoga relaxation has been combined with the Mauger oral method to produce a unique system of foreign language teaching: Suggestopedia. In a pleasant classroom, 12 students sit in specail chairs in front of a teacher individually trained in the foreign language and in…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Class Activities, Class Size, Dialogs (Literary)
Fryer, T. Bruce – 1975
The Masters Degree in International Business Program at the University of South Carolina, begun in June 1974, has as its unique feature the emphasis on "lifelong experience." This emphasis affects both the student and the department. From the first year of the program (the basic features of which are intensive training in language,…
Descriptors: Business Administration, College Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
Rothmund, Alfons – Fremdsprachliche Unterricht, 1972
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, French, German, Intensive Language Courses
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Armstrong, Gregory K. – Foreign Language Annals, 1982
Examines the impact on the second language skills of advanced high school Spanish students of Indiana University's 20-year-old intensive program abroad. Evidence indicates that resulting language skills exceeded those which might be expected in one full year of high school language instruction. (EKN)
Descriptors: French, German, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency