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Bourque, Jane M. – 1974
Preparation for study abroad is a valid part of the foreign language program. One advantage of study abroad is the motivational focus it gives to home-based foreign languages programs. The possibility of participating in the foreign culture and actually using the language are incentives. Teaching intercultural communication and understanding is a…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Culture Contact
McCarus, Ernest N.; Hunwick, John, Ed. – 1978
A report is presented on the joint evaluation session of intensive overseas language programs. The evaluation session was attended by representatives of the following federally-funded programs: American Institute of Indian Studies, Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (Cairo), Cooperative Russian Language…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Information Dissemination
Stroinigg, Dieter – 1975
This paper describes a method of language teaching known as counseling-learning, which attends to the psychological and emotional needs of students. The traditional approach to language instruction has generally underestimated this aspect of learning and its importance. The counseling-learning method relies on untapped sources within the student…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Language Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Psychology
Holec, H.; Kuhn, M. – 1971
The idea is prevalent that the presence of the language laboratory leads to better instruction. This is because the language lab is felt to further self-instruction and intensive learning. In determining the validity of this statement, various elements need to be taken into consideration, including student motivation and level, availability and…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Independent Study
Absi, Samir Abu; Sinaud, Andre – 1966
This intensive course is designed to teach students to understand and speak Chad Arabic. The course is intended to be covered in approximately 360 hours in the classroom and the language laboratory. About 90 hours should be occupied with the pre-speech phase, which emphasizes passive recognition rather than active production. This phase consists…
Descriptors: Arabic, Chad Languages, Consonants, Dialogs (Language)
Wesche, Marjorie B. – 1977
The study described here sought to identify and define "learning behaviors" characteristic of those adult students who were highly successful in acquiring listening and speaking fluency in French in an intensive language training program. Data were collected from behavioral observation of students in the classroom, in-depth interviews with them,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Class Activities, French
Gruninger, Yvonne – 1977
Extracts from a journal kept by a French-speaking adult student in an intensive German language class are presented here. It is a critique of the audio-visual method, texts, teaching techniques, and students' reactions during the two parts of the course at the University of Berne. The extracts deal particularly with a comparison of the texts used…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiolingual Methods, Audiovisual Instruction, Course Content
Cohen, Andrew D.; Aphek, Edna – 1978
A study was conducted to investigate some basic learning activities in order to identify strategies that make learning more effortless. Study topics focus on acquisition of new second-language vocabulary, students' organization of their notebooks, studying for tests, observation of classroom communication, and test-taking strategies. Nineteen…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Students, Hebrew, Higher Education
Jarvis, Donald K., Ed. – 1978
This volume contains descriptions of successful Slavic language programs. The topics considered are: (1) community and institutional support; (2) programs for out-of-class practice; and (3) limited focus programs. The following articles are included: (1) "The University of Arizona Russian Program," by J. Malik, Jr.; (2) "Building from an…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Support, Course Descriptions, Enrichment Activities
Miller, Virgil – 1974
The purposes of this paper are to: (1) demonstrate the absolute necessity for foreign language study; (2) dispel some of the fancies or fantasies that have grown up concerning the learning of foreign languages; and (3) suggest various alternative programs in foreign language study and possible ways of implementing them. Some of the fallacious…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Conrad, Joseph L., Ed. – 1976
The papers included in this collection attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation confronting the Russian language-teaching profession and a picture of the status of the teaching of Russian in the U.S. today. The papers are: (1) "Trends in Enrollments in Russian in U.S. Colleges and Public Secondary Schools," by Richard I. Brod…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA. – 1975
The purpose of this bulletin is to give the American with no prior experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) some idea of the range of EFL textbooks, and what they are like. It points out that most EFL texts published in America in the last 15 years are based on the audio-lingual method and that they are developed with one of the…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Conversational Language Courses, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language)
Reschke, Claus – 1976
Foreign language programs in America have not tried to meet the specific needs of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in professional schools who are preparing for an international career in law, marketing, accounting, hotel management, or engineering. These students need to be able to use the language in the performance of their…
Descriptors: Accounting, Career Education, College Curriculum, College Language Programs
White, Ruth; And Others – 1975
Each panelist described the program in his school or district. Donald Fraser discussed the elementary school French program in North Vancouver which started in October 1974 and includes ten pilot schools. Classes are held for twenty minutes each day. The materials used were written by Canadian authors and have considerable Canadian content.…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Elementary Education, FLES, French
Kessler, Carolyn – 1974
An ESL (English as a Second Language) program has been set up for international students at a small, two-year college for women, Immaculata College, in Washington, D.C. It has been integrated into the regular school curriculum and the courses carry academic credit. Courses emphasize specific language skills. Spoken English empasizes oral facility…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
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