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Lafayette, Robert C. – 1980
A close examination of two scenarios, one optimistic and the other pessimistic, reveals that the future of foreign language teaching in the United States is very much in the hands of the profession. Even if an external factor such as inflation does become serious, the profession must show unity and demonstrate its ability to realize optimistic…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Prediction
Lafayette, Robert C. – 1976
The minicourse in foreign language teaching is an outgrowth of the diversified curriculum that is based on the personal-benefit theory. The importance of the individual and the need for a differentiated program designed to foster individual interests and maximize individual potential is stressed in this theory. The rapid growth of alternative…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation
Lafayette, Robert C. – 1985
Implementation of global education in the classroom is possible only if the teachers themselves process a global content and are properly prepared to address the issue of globalness. In a discussion on traditional teacher education curriculum, it is noted that although virtually all teacher preparation programs include special methods courses at…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education
Lafayette, Robert C. – American Foreign Language Teacher, 1974
Discusses ways in which teachers can establish an atmosphere which will foster the creative use of language among their students. (PM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Language Instruction
Lafayette, Robert C. – 1978
The cultural options available to teachers, strategies and techniques dealing with the inclusion of culture in the course, and severe pedagogical and culture-specific sources are discussed here. As a guide toward better understanding and evaluation of cultural options and strategies, twelve student-oriented cultural goals are listed. In order to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
Lafayette, Robert C. – Bulletin of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association, 1973
The interrelatedness of job security for language teachers and student enrollment in foreign language courses is discussed. The decline in student interest and enrollment in language programs is traced to several sources including: (1) the "let's-teach-only-the-best-kids" syndrome, (2) the continuity myth, and (3) the…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Opportunities, Community Attitudes, Culture
Lafayette, Robert C. – 1973
Several definitions of the concept of "creativity" are examined in the introductory remarks of this article concerning foreign language instruction. Selected examples of innovational approaches to "creative" foreign language teaching are presented and underscore the belief that creative instruction resides in the ability of the instructor to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Activities, Creative Teaching, Creativity
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Lafayette, Robert C. – Modern Language Journal, 1972
Paper presented as luncheon address at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages on April 8, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois. (DS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction
Lafayette, Robert C. – Francais dans le Monde, 1991
Elementary school second language instruction began in 1840 but has in general been restricted to a limited number of schools and programs. In 1969, Louisiana initiated an effort to become the country's center of French language study, bringing together resources from French-speaking nations and setting an example for other communities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, FLES
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Lafayette, Robert C. – Foreign Language Annals, 1978
A model for second language teachers includes the definition of basic content for all students, diagnosis, and a series of reinforcement and enrichment activities. Variation of the basic model are applied to three levels of instruction. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Instructional Innovation
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Lafayette, Robert C. – Foreign Language Annals, 1977
This article offers a working checklist designed to facilitate the planning and implementation of an inservice workshop for foreign language teachers. The checklist is divided into three sections: Program, publicity, and service. It focuses on cognitive aspects of the workshop and meeting the affective and psychomotor needs of the participants.…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Program Design, Program Development
Lafayette, Robert C., Ed. – 1975
This book consists of eleven papers presented at the 1975 Central States Conference. The principal objective of the conference was to examine the trend for human relations, ethnic studies, and bilingual-bicultural education in American education and the new interest in languages not usually taught in the past. The papers include: (1) "We're All…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Lafayette, Robert C.; Zephir, Flore – 1984
The instructional materials for introductory instruction in Haitian Creole are designed for use with the Total Physical Response method of second language teaching, with priority placed on listening comprehension before production and on internalization of physical activities during use of the language. The text consists of 24 chapters targeting…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Grammar
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Borras, Isabel; Lafayette, Robert C. – Modern Language Journal, 1994
The effects of subtitling during transactional task practice were investigated among fifth-semester college students of French. Results support and advance the knowledge generated by language research on subtitles: subtitles help learners not only to comprehend authentic linguistic input better but also to produce comprehensible communicative…
Descriptors: College Students, Courseware, French, Higher Education
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Lafayette, Robert C.; Buscaglia, Michael – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1985
A comparison of language skill development by college students enrolled in a content course taught in French and in a French language course found that content-course students excelled in oral skills and language attitudes and that language-course students excelled in writing skills, challenging conventional assumptions about language-learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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