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Schrier, Leslie L. – ADFL Bulletin, 2001
Outlines four characteristics essential to foreign language teachers and describes how they should be incorporated in teacher preparation, as both the field and students change. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Departments, Language Teachers, Literature, Second Language Instruction
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Ward, Jenifer K. – ADFL Bulletin, 2003
Describes two study abroad programs based on service learning at the Centers of Lutheran Reformation in Germany. Participants not only fulfilled community needs but also forged individual relationships that helped them reflect on global and economic issues that they could not have understood from classroom lectures alone. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Patrikis, Peter – ADFL Bulletin, 2002
In celebration of the work of Claire Kramsch, this article affirms her promotion of the literary text "to enrich and enliven the classroom, making the act of reading reflective and self-reflective, and creating a common culture of interpretation and debate within each classroom." (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Literature, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Jorden, Eleanor Harz – ADFL Bulletin, 1982
Meaningful cooperation between area studies and foreign language faculty can be accomplished by seriously committed, academically trained professionals on both sides. Limitless possibilities exist for curriculum development to combine the substance of area studies with language learning, building on the essential interdependence of the…
Descriptors: Area Studies, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy
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Vahlbusch, Jefford – ADFL Bulletin, 2003
Describes a study abroad program at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire that places students in Wittenberg, Germany. The program offers project-based learning in topics ranging from Martin Luther to the ecology of the Elbe; service learning with "guided reflection" (a requirement of the university); and a short-term business or professional…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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Thomas, Jean-Jacques – ADFL Bulletin, 1998
Assesses the ambiguous relationship between linguistics and foreign language teaching, noting that budget cuts in foreign language departments usually mean loss of linguistics and literature, and bemoaning the loss of language teaching in higher education based on formal elements of language (grammar, syntax, morphology) in favor of a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Linguistics, Literature
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Pease, Jonathan – ADFL Bulletin, 1996
Describes the Chinese-language program at Portland State University. Elements of this program include newspaper and classical courses; textbooks from China, Taiwan, and English-speaking countries; the use of characters on the first day; and a diverse student body. The university's goal is to make a solid Chinese education available to anyone in…
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Design
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Gaeng, Paul A. – ADFL Bulletin, 1980
Decries decline in humanities enrollment figures forced by a society that demands accountability of its educational system. Sees reduction or removal of core-curriculum as opposed to majors' requirements as a development leading to an impoverishment of humanistic values. Advocates cooperative experimentation in curriculum design as a possible…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Declining Enrollment
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Barnes-Karol, Gwendolyn – ADFL Bulletin, 2000
Provides an example of how literary theory and standards-based classroom practice can promote active reading experiences with the text as well as interactions with other members of the class. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature, National Standards
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Andrews, David R. – ADFL Bulletin, 2000
Discusses the influence of interference of English on heritage Russian speakers who are trying to refine their Russian language skills. Urges sensitivity to linguistic differences in the classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Heritage Education, Higher Education, Interference (Language)
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Smith, Sheila Graham – ADFL Bulletin, 2002
Discusses a policy at Baylor University for accommodating students with language learning disabilities so they can meet the university's foreign language (FL) requirements. Explains how language-based learning disabilities are diagnosed and how they are related to FL learning, the legal obligations of an institution, and how universities cope with…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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Barber, Elizabeth J. W. – ADFL Bulletin, 1980
Relates teaching experiences and problems encountered in trying to improve students' motivation with a variety of teaching methods and classroom techniques. Concludes that the social function of language provides the highest motivation for most, but advocates different approaches to teaching in response to different students' needs and learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Language Acquisition
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Hummel, Robert D. – ADFL Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the drawbacks of using the ACTFL-ETS Provisional Proficiency Guidelines in a university foreign language department. Recommends that reading skill should be measured by depth of understanding and perhaps speed rather than by the kind and number of specific elements of language the reader has failed to "understand." (SED)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Ganschow, Lenore; Sparks, Richard L.; Shaw, Robert – ADFL Bulletin, 2001
Gives an overview of the aspects of learning disabilities in regard to teaching approaches and course substitutions for language requirements that foreign language department chairs should attend to including the following: definitions of learning disabilities, diagnosis of learning disabilities, teaching methodology for the struggling student,…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities
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DeKeyser, Robert – ADFL Bulletin, 1991
A comparative study examined the influence of overseas experience on how learners put their second-language knowledge to use during communication, and how they compensate for gaps in their knowledge. Results do not suggest a strong dichotomy between language learning in the classroom and abroad or between grammar and oral proficiency. (20…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Individual Differences
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