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ERIC Number: ED129060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-5
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Foreign Language "Think Tank" Symposium.
Thomas, Kathleen H.
At the Foreign Language"Think Tank" Symposium of April 1975, the following major problems of community college foreign language teachers were identified: (1) low enrollment; (2) attrition; (3) low achievers; (4) articulation with universities; and (5) lack of interest. Suggested solutions included: (Problem 1) advertisement, a foreign language requirement, relevance in the classroom; (Problem 2) more oral work, individualization, and courses geared towards nurses, police, and social workers; (Problem 3) individualization and re-examination of goals and objectives; and (Problem 5) stimulating interest through "Language Days," fairs, tutoring, awards, and scholarships. Problem 4 was found to be not really a problem. In addition to this discussion, a materials exchange produced books, cassettes, TV tapes, film, slides, and transparencies. A preview was also given of foreign language radio spot announcements. Finally, the following were discussed: university programs, the Florida Foreign Language Task Force, several trips, and a Language Day Fair at the Florida Technological University campus at Orlando. (AM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Minutes of the Plenary Foreign Language "Think Tank" Symposium (Seminole Junior College, April 4-5, 1975)