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Davis, James N.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1992
Student attitudes toward the study of literature in a foreign language were examined, based on a survey of introduction to literature courses in French and Spanish. Most students revealed positive attitudes. A review of previous research and the survey instrument are included. (38 references) (LB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, French, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation
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Sudermann, David P.; Cisar, Mary A. – Modern Language Journal, 1992
Foreign Language across the Curriculum (FLAC), a practice that modifies non-FL liberal arts courses to include an FL reading component, is described as implemented at two private colleges. It is concluded that FLAC offers only a token FL benefit to most students. (33 references) (LB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Holmquist, Jonathan Carl – Modern Language Journal, 1993
A study of 215 Temple University (Pennsylvania) students investigated patterns in achievement (as measured by course level and grade), language attitudes, attitudes toward and acquaintance with Spanish speakers, and foreign travel experience. Results support previous studies and suggest that the relationship between attitudes and foreign-language…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingualism, College Second Language Programs, Difficulty Level
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Schinke-Llano, Linda; Vicars, Robert – Modern Language Journal, 1993
In a study of learners' levels of comfort with language activity types allowing differing degrees of interaction, 110 first-year college students of French, Spanish, and Italian were surveyed at a university and community college. Results suggest the value of activities facilitative of negotiated interaction. The questionnaire is appended. (10…
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Higher Education
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Keilstrup, Duane V. – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Describes a summer intensive advanced German language program at the University of Texas at Arlington that has been conducted since 1975. Discusses course organization, teaching methods, class activities, testing, and the success of the program in terms of increasingly higher achievement ratings. (MES)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs
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Franck, Marion R.; Samaniego, Fabian A. – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Offers a general review of videotape in supervising foreign language teaching assistants and describes in detail the method adopted by the University of California at Davis. Describes this method as a three-person videofeedback model involving a teaching assistant, a TA supervisor, and a video analyst. (MES)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education