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Sample records for foreign language education

  1. Career Education - Foreign Languages.

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    Kennedy, Dora F.; And Others

    This guide is designed to hel teachers in all disciplines to expand students' awareness of foreign languages and their importance in career education. The guide urges interdisciplinary cooperation between foreign language instructors and other teachers. Study and activity suggestions using foreign languages are made for elementary, junior high and…

  2. The Status of Foreign Language Education: 1984.

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    Wiley, Patricia Davis

    1984-01-01

    Presents a brief history of the status of foreign language instruction from 1953 to 1984. Summarizes research on effects of foreign language study. Describes the foreign language education program at the University of Tennessee--Knoxville, providing an overview of the organization, curricular content, and methodology. Evaluates Knoxville's unique…

  3. Handbook for Foreign Language Educators. Working Edition.

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    Dunn, David; And Others

    A handbook for foreign language educators, which was prepared by a Pennsylvania Department of Education task force, is presented. After stating the rationale, benefits, and goals of foreign language study, attention is directed to the organization and content of the curriculum. Additional considerations are evaluation of second language learners…

  4. Reflections on Foreign Language Education in Iran

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    Farhady, Hossein; Hezaveh, Fattaneh Sajadi; Hedayati, Hora

    2010-01-01

    This article reflects upon foreign-language education in Iran. Contrary to its political and historical reputation in the world, Iran has not been well presented regarding its educational system in general and its foreign-language education in particular. Of course, a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Iranian education…

  5. A Global Approach to Foreign Language Education.

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    Conner, Maurice W., Ed.

    The papers collected here are largely devoted to foreign language education as a means of increasing international and cross-cultural understanding. Titles include: (1) "Language Is the Medium, Culture Is the Message: Globalizing Foreign Languages" (Lorraine A. Strasheim); (2) "Cultural Understanding for Global Citizenship: An Inservice Model"…

  6. New Perspectives and New Directions in Foreign Language Education. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Birckbichler, Diane W., Ed.

    The five essays in this volume address broad trends and issues in foreign language education. "Bandwagons Revisited: A Perspective on Movements in Foreign Language Education" (Frank M. Grittner) suggests that the bandwagons flourish because of lack of standardization and centralized authority in American education. Characteristics and results of…

  7. Recent Foreign Language Education Policies in Palestine.

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    Amara, Muhammad Hasan

    2003-01-01

    Investigates the development of foreign language education policies in Palestine at a time when the establishment of a Palestinian state has become a real option, and when, following the Oslo agreements, the Palestinians have become responsible for Palestinian education. (Author/VWL)

  8. Educational Media in the Foreign Language Classroom.

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    Lockard, James

    This paper attempts to make a case for increased use of available technology, especially those aspects commonly designated as educational media, in the foreign language classroom. Several arguments are given to support this position. (1) Research has shown that sight is the dominant sense for most people; therefore, varied and integrated visual…

  9. New Frontiers in Foreign Language Education.

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    Conner, Maurice W., Ed.; And Others

    The following essays are presented on the theme of exploring new areas in foreign language education: (1) "Between the Promised Land and the Woozles: Working the Frontier of Articulation," by L. Bosworth and others; (2) "The Exploratory Course: College Students in Elementary Schools," by K. Hardy and D. McAlpine; (3) "Women's Studies and Foreign…

  10. Bilingual Baby: Foreign Language Intervention in Madrid's Infant Education Centers

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    Ferjan Ramirez, Naja; Kuhl, Patricia

    2017-01-01

    The first years of life represent a unique window of opportunity for foreign language learning. However, key questions are: How much and what kind of foreign language exposure is needed to ignite learning? We conducted a foreign language (English) intervention in four public Infant Education Centers in Madrid, Spain. Intervention children (N =…

  11. Issues and Innovations in Foreign Language Education. Fastback 222.

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    Benevento, Jacqueline

    Studies indicate that American students have an inadequate understanding of world affairs, with implications for United States national security, business interests in foreign markets, and education in general, and specific recommendations have been made for the improvement of foreign language instruction. Foreign language education in the 1980s…

  12. International Education and Foreign Languages: Keys to Securing America's Future

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    O'Connell, Mary Ellen, Ed.; Norwood, Janet L., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    "International Education and Foreign Languages" reviews the Department of Education's Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs, which provide higher education funding for international education and foreign language programs. This book offers a timely look at issues that are increasingly important in an interconnected world. It discusses the…

  13. Distance Education and Foreign Languages. NFLC Occasional Paper [Number 9].

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    Lambert, Richard D.

    Distance education in second languages in the United States has grown in a piecemeal, uncoordinated fashion, and it remains marginal to both distance education more generally and to the bulk of foreign language instruction throughout the country. One handicap, arising from very limited demand in business for foreign language skills, is lack of…

  14. Creating Connections in Foreign Language Education: A Teacher's Perspective

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    Bridges, Judson

    2008-01-01

    This article is a high school Spanish teacher's perspective on the current state of foreign language education in Georgia. Particularly, the author considers the need for more connections to be made in foreign language education, including explicit links between students' experiences and the relevance of language study, more integration of the…

  15. Higher Education Institutions without Foreign Language Continuity

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    Cepon, Slavica

    2012-01-01

    This article attempts to fill a research gap in the literature where there is no research in the available literature on the general foreign language/foreign-language-for-specific-purposes discontinuity at the secondary/tertiary interface. The article reports on the findings of a study that aimed to acquire the opinions of the teachers of foreign…

  16. Pursuing Continuing Education as a Foreign Language Teacher: An Overview. An Integrative Approach to Foreign Language Teaching: Choosing among the Options. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 8.

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    Goddu, Roland

    There are many different hypotheses concerning the focus for continuing education for foreign language teachers and a range of training patterns are utilized. Many training programs emphasize graduate education as the basis for the continuing education of foreign language teachers. Teacher centers, teacher development centers, staff development…

  17. Text Memorisation in Chinese Foreign Language Education

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    Yu, Xia

    2012-01-01

    In China, a widespread learning practice for foreign languages are reading, reciting and memorising texts. This book investigates this practice against a background of Confucian heritage learning and western attitudes towards memorising, particularly audio-lingual approaches to language teaching and later largely negative attitudes. The author…

  18. Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, 1997.

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    Madden, John, Ed.; Johanson, Robert, Ed.; Carpenter, Mark, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    Four papers on second language learning are include. "Comparing Native and Nonnative Speakers' Error Correction in Foreign Language Writing" (Catherine A. Jolivet) examines differences between native and nonnative French speaking teachers in their error correction on students' compositions. "ESL Students' Opinions About Instruction in…

  19. Text Memorisation in Chinese Foreign Language Education

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    Yu, Xia

    2012-01-01

    In China, a widespread learning practice for foreign languages are reading, reciting and memorising texts. This book investigates this practice against a background of Confucian heritage learning and western attitudes towards memorising, particularly audio-lingual approaches to language teaching and later largely negative attitudes. The author…

  20. Listen to the Voices of Foreign Language Student Teachers: Implications for Foreign Language Educators

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    Diaz-Greenberg, Rosario; Nevin, Ann

    2003-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to better understand how critical pedagogy and multicultural education can help meet the challenges that world language teachers experience in the teaching of culture. The authors believe that eliciting and understanding the voices of foreign language student teachers is essential to help them learn to mediate their…

  1. Research in Foreign Language Education in Hungary (2006-2012)

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    Medgyes, Péter; Nikolov, Marianne

    2014-01-01

    In the past quarter century, Hungary has offered fertile ground for innovative developments in foreign language (FL) education. The appropriate, albeit disparaging, label applied to Hungary in the mid-1970s--"a land of foreign language illiterates" (Köllo 1978: 6)--no longer applies. In the wake of the dramatic changes of 1989, the…

  2. Provisional Program Guidelines for Foreign Language Teacher Education.

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    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

    The provisional guidelines developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for pre-service foreign language teacher education programs are intended for discussion and commentary from the profession and to assist in program development and evaluation. Guidelines are presented for three areas: (1) personal development, based…

  3. Teacher Education Curriculum for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

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    Attaran, Mohammad; Yishuai, Hu

    2015-01-01

    The worldwide growing demand of CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) teachers has many implications for both curriculum development and teacher education. Much evidence has shown more in-depth research is needed in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language (Tsung & Cruickshank, 2011). Studying in-service teachers' experience in…

  4. Foreign Language Education: A Perspective for Change.

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    Reynolds, Sue

    The purpose of this evaluation of the Nashville Metropolitan Schools' foreign language program is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the program and to obtain a model for expansion and improvement. A method of evaluation known as the "Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)" was adapted and implemented by local staff and…

  5. The Role of Foreign Languages in Gifted Education.

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    Bartz, Walter

    Designed for school personnel, the booklet discusses identification strategies for elementary and secondary gifted and talented (G/T) students with specific recommendations for language learning. The role of foreign languages in the education of G/T students is discussed and identification of giftedness in language learning is surveyed. The…

  6. Developing Educational Resources in Illinois: The Role of Foreign Languages.

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    Hoegl, Juergen K.

    National concern for the need for improved education in foreign languages and international studies has met with some response from some states. In Illinois, the response began with a state task force and a five-year educational plan, and current planning is being done in the context of economic development and educational reform needs in the…

  7. A Brief Introduction to Foreign Languages Education Policy in China

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    Zhang, Weiwen

    2012-01-01

    Based on a series of official published documents and relevant research reports, the paper make a brief introduction to foreign languages education policies in China, which included national English teaching guidance, national English language textbooks, national English curriculum standard and the massive English teachers training program, etc.…

  8. Futurism, Basic Education, and the Foreign Language Curriculum.

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    Grittner, Frank M.

    Futurism in foreign language education focuses attention on the need to plan our children's curricula, not on the basis of a mechanical assessment of current needs, but with due consideration for the intellectual abilities life in the future will require. Second language learning offers a safeguard against submission to the technocratic…

  9. Futurism, Basic Education, and the Foreign Language Curriculum.

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    Grittner, Frank M.

    Futurism in foreign language education focuses attention on the need to plan our children's curricula, not on the basis of a mechanical assessment of current needs, but with due consideration for the intellectual abilities life in the future will require. Second language learning offers a safeguard against submission to the technocratic…

  10. Pedagogy of Language Learning in Higher Education: An Introduction. Advances in Foreign Language Pedagogy, Volume 2.

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    Brauer, Gerd, Ed.

    This second volume in the series "Advances in Foreign and Second Language Pedagogy" is an introduction to the pedagogy of language learning in higher education focusing on learner motivation, classroom environments, relationships for learning, and the future of language education. The book reveals numerous links to language education on the…

  11. Educational Environment and Cultural Transmission in Foreign Language Teaching

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    Memis, Muhammet Rasit

    2016-01-01

    Foreign language teaching is not to teach grammar and vocabulary of the target language and to gain basic language skills only. Foreign language teaching is teaching of the language's culture at the same time. Because of language and community develop and shape together, learning, understanding and speaking a foreign language literally requires…

  12. Amateur Online Interculturalism in Foreign Language Education

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    Alm, Antonie

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the animated web series "Lifeswap" as an example for "amateur online interculturism" and investigates its potential for intercultural language education. Drawing on Dervin's (2015) discussion on the "amateur interculturist", I suggest that online publications of personal encounters of…

  13. Affective Education and Foreign Language Learning. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Disick, Renee S.; Barbanel, Laura

    The affective education movement and applications to foreign language learning are surveyed. Affective, or humanistic, education seeks to include self-knowledge, improved interpersonal communication, and clarification of one's values. Research studies show that thinking and feeling are intertwined. Emotion is present in the classroom and cannot be…

  14. Affective Education and Foreign Language Learning. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Disick, Renee S.; Barbanel, Laura

    The affective education movement and applications to foreign language learning are surveyed. Affective, or humanistic, education seeks to include self-knowledge, improved interpersonal communication, and clarification of one's values. Research studies show that thinking and feeling are intertwined. Emotion is present in the classroom and cannot be…

  15. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Smith, William Flint, Ed.

    Intended for language teachers at all levels, administrators, and researchers, this book presents essays on the use of educational technology in language teaching, focusing on the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The writings suggest the principles that should guide CALL in curriculum, methodology, and research efforts; in the…

  16. Modern Media in Foreign Language Education: Theory and Implementation. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Smith, William Flint, Ed.

    Intended for language teachers at all levels, administrators, and researchers, this book presents essays on the use of educational technology in language teaching, focusing on the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). The writings suggest the principles that should guide CALL in curriculum, methodology, and research efforts; in the…

  17. Reviewing the Intersection between Foreign Language Teacher Education and Technology

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    Viáfara, John Jairo

    2011-01-01

    The advent of new technologies in education has inspired a vast array of expectations in relation to the improvement of teaching processes. Surprisingly, the impact of these tools has not influenced the pedagogy of foreign languages as substantially and promptly as was predicted. Nonetheless, this article reveals that efforts are being made by…

  18. Telecommunications in Foreign Language Education: A Resource List. ERIC Digest.

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    Krause, Julie

    Foreign language and bilingual educators are in the unique position of being able to bring the world to their classrooms via the telecommunications technologies. Telecommunication is electronic communication over long distances by means of an online computer service, a telephone, a television, a satellite, or other long distance technologies. This…

  19. Investigating Foreign Language Education through the Lenses of Great Minds

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    Gao, Yang

    2013-01-01

    The paper is a brief review of three great philosophers' tenets and their implications on foreign language education. Based on the recurring themes, namely, Noddings "teaching with care", Dewey's "learning by doing" and Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, the paper highlights the importance of care and love, interaction, practical…

  20. The Evaluation of Foreign-Language-Teacher Education Programmes

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    Peacock, Matthew

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a new procedure for the evaluation of EFL teacher-training programmes based on principles of programme evaluation and foreign-language-teacher (FLT) education. The procedure focuses on programme strengths and weaknesses and how far the programme meets the needs of students. I tested the procedure through an evaluation of a…

  1. Toward Useful Program Evaluation in College Foreign Language Education

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    Norris, John M., Ed.; Davis, John McE., Ed.; Sinicrope, Castle, Ed.; Watanabe, Yukiko, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    This volume reports on innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U.S. college foreign language programs. An introductory chapter scopes out the territory, reporting key findings from research into the concerns, impetuses, and uses for evaluation that FL educators identify. Seven chapters then highlight examples of evaluations conducted…

  2. The Teaching of Foreign Languages in the Continuing Education Classroom.

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    Carton, Dana

    This paper discusses pedagogical devices designed specifically for use in the continuing education foreign language classroom. One technique involves a discussion of students' professions, a way of getting at vocabulary expansion. A discussion about national origin lends itself to an exercise in the various adjectives of nationality. The question…

  3. Curriculum, Competence, and the Foreign Language Teacher. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Higgs, Theodore V., Ed.

    The articles in this book address some of the major issues facing foreign language teachers in the next decade. These issues grow out of the concepts that received most attention in the 1970s: communicative competence, alternatives to traditional instruction, articulation of the curriculum in view of realities in U.S. foreign language departments,…

  4. Curriculum, Competence, and the Foreign Language Teacher. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Higgs, Theodore V., Ed.

    The articles in this book address some of the major issues facing foreign language teachers in the next decade. These issues grow out of the concepts that received most attention in the 1970s: communicative competence, alternatives to traditional instruction, articulation of the curriculum in view of realities in U.S. foreign language departments,…

  5. A Framework for Freedom: Learner Autonomy in Foreign Language Teacher Education. Foreign Language Teaching in Europe.

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    van Esch, Kees, Ed.; St. John, Oliver, Ed.

    This book examines whether learner autonomy as a pedagogical approach can improve the quality of foreign language learning. Chapter 1, "A Framework for Freedom," discusses "Learning in Process,""What Is Learner Autonomy? Towards a Definition"; "Why Learner Autonomy? A Rationale"; and "Implications of Learner Autonomy for Foreign Language Learning…

  6. A Framework for Freedom: Learner Autonomy in Foreign Language Teacher Education. Foreign Language Teaching in Europe.

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    van Esch, Kees, Ed.; St. John, Oliver, Ed.

    This book examines whether learner autonomy as a pedagogical approach can improve the quality of foreign language learning. Chapter 1, "A Framework for Freedom," discusses "Learning in Process,""What Is Learner Autonomy? Towards a Definition"; "Why Learner Autonomy? A Rationale"; and "Implications of Learner Autonomy for Foreign Language Learning…

  7. English in Foreign Language Education Policy in Japan: Toward the Twenty-First Century.

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    Koike, Ikuo; Tanaka, Harumi

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the current and future status of foreign language education in Japan, focusing on the social, economic, and political influences on foreign language education policy. The Japanese government's foreign language education policies from the 19th century through the present are reviewed. (five references) (MDM)

  8. Europe versus Asia: Foreign Language Education Other than English in Japan's Higher Education

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    Kobayashi, Yoko

    2013-01-01

    The era of Asia has been felt in foreign language education in Japan, with more and more youth reportedly opting to study Chinese and Korean as the second foreign language. The shift in popularity, from European to Asian languages, not only reflects the societal demand for the institutional rearrangement of academic staff but also stirs teachers…

  9. Europe versus Asia: Foreign Language Education Other than English in Japan's Higher Education

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    Kobayashi, Yoko

    2013-01-01

    The era of Asia has been felt in foreign language education in Japan, with more and more youth reportedly opting to study Chinese and Korean as the second foreign language. The shift in popularity, from European to Asian languages, not only reflects the societal demand for the institutional rearrangement of academic staff but also stirs teachers…

  10. Foreign Language Education in Primary Schools in the People's Republic of China

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    Li, Minglin

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyses the national policies on foreign language in primary schools in the People's Republic of China (PRC). It begins with a brief introduction to the changes in foreign language education policy and the main motives for those changes in the context of socio-political circumstances. It then examines foreign language education in…

  11. Integrating Language-and-Culture Teaching: An Investigation of Spanish Teachers' Perceptions of the Objectives of Foreign Language Education

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    Castro, Paloma; Sercu, Lies; Mendez Garcia, Maria del Carmen

    2004-01-01

    A recent shift has been noticeable in foreign language education theory. Previously, foreign languages were taught as a linguistic code. This then shifted to teaching that code against the sociocultural background of, primarily, one country in which the foreign language is spoken as a national language. More recently, teaching has reflected on…

  12. The Effect of Culture Integrated Language Courses on Foreign Language Education

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    Omer, Kocer; Ali, Dincer

    2011-01-01

    When examined carefully, it is seen that there is not an available and detailed curriculum designed for the aim of foreign language teaching with integrated cultural items of the target language in the programs of the schools under authority of the Ministry of Education and Turkish higher education institutions. In recent years, the specialists…

  13. Multisensory Instruction in Foreign Language Education.

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    Robles, Teresita del Rosario Caballero; Uglem, Craig Thomas Chase

    This paper reviews some theories that through history have explained the process of learning. It also taps some new findings on how the brain learns. Multisensory instruction is a pedagogic strategy that covers the greatest number of individual preferences in the classroom, language laboratories, and multimedia rooms for a constant and diverse…

  14. The Importance of Foreign Language Education to the Hospitality Industry.

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    Kluge, E. Alan

    In the hospitality industry there are three major needs for study of a foreign language: (1) the need to communicate with non-English speaking employees, (2) the need to assist foreign travelers; and (3) the need to work in a non-English speaking country. The strength of the need to know a foreign language depends on the employee's level within…

  15. The Importance of Foreign Language Education to the Hospitality Industry.

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    Kluge, E. Alan

    In the hospitality industry there are three major needs for study of a foreign language: (1) the need to communicate with non-English speaking employees, (2) the need to assist foreign travelers; and (3) the need to work in a non-English speaking country. The strength of the need to know a foreign language depends on the employee's level within…

  16. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2011-05-24

    09/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2009-11-07

    01/04/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  18. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2013-05-23

    07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2009-11-07

    House - 01/04/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  20. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2011-05-24

    House - 09/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ

    2011-05-17

    Senate - 05/17/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ

    2013-05-23

    Senate - 05/23/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2013-05-23

    House - 07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2011-05-24

    09/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2013-05-23

    07/08/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  6. Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12

    2009-11-07

    01/04/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  7. "Foreign Language Activities" in Japanese Elementary Schools: Negotiating Teacher Roles and Identities within a New Language Education Policy

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    Horii, Sachiko Yokoi

    2012-01-01

    In 2008, a new language education policy called "Gaikokugo Katsudou" [Foreign Language Activities] was issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. Effective 2011, foreign language education became mandatory in all Japanese public elementary schools for the first time. With this dramatic…

  8. "Foreign Language Activities" in Japanese Elementary Schools: Negotiating Teacher Roles and Identities within a New Language Education Policy

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    Horii, Sachiko Yokoi

    2012-01-01

    In 2008, a new language education policy called "Gaikokugo Katsudou" [Foreign Language Activities] was issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. Effective 2011, foreign language education became mandatory in all Japanese public elementary schools for the first time. With this dramatic…

  9. English Language Ideologies in the Chinese Foreign Language Education Policies: A World-System Perspective

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    Pan, Lin

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the Chinese state's English language ideologies as reflected in official Chinese foreign language education policies (FLEP). It contends that the Chinese FLEP not only indicate a way by which the state gains consent, maintains cultural governance, and exerts hegemony internally, but also shows the traces of the combined…

  10. English Language Ideologies in the Chinese Foreign Language Education Policies: A World-System Perspective

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    Pan, Lin

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the Chinese state's English language ideologies as reflected in official Chinese foreign language education policies (FLEP). It contends that the Chinese FLEP not only indicate a way by which the state gains consent, maintains cultural governance, and exerts hegemony internally, but also shows the traces of the combined…

  11. Foreign Language Program Articulation: Current Practice and Future Prospects. Contemporary Language Education Series.

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    Lally, Carolyn Gascoigne, Ed.

    Few matters induce more dialogue among foreign language among educators than the problem of students' transition between levels of language study. Secondary school teachers worry about how best to integrate a diversely prepared freshman population into their curriculum. The aim of this edited volume is to assemble the theory, research, and vision…

  12. Filling and Fulfilling the Advanced Foreign Language Class. The Foreign & Second Language Educator Series.

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    Sutton, Donna E., Ed.; Purcell, John M., Ed.

    Ten readings offering specific suggestions and ideas for teachers of advanced (third year and beyond) foreign language classes include: (1) "Increasing Enrollments in Upper-Level Classes" by Barbara Snyder; (2) "Coping with the Choices" by Donna E. Sutton; (3) "Group Work in Advanced Classes" by Reid E. Baker; (4)…

  13. Political and Socio-Cultural Factors in Foreign Language Education: The Case of Lebanon.

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    Diab, Rula

    2000-01-01

    This paper examines the importance of political and sociocultural factors in foreign language education, focusing on English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learning in Lebanon. It begins with a historical review of foreign language education in Lebanon, then discusses the current role and status of English in the Lebanese context, which reveals…

  14. An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preservice Teacher Education Program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on the Foreign Language Teaching Beliefs of Preservice Language Instructors

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    Bey, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    Preservice foreign-language teachers are adults with well-established beliefs. They start teacher-education programs with traditional beliefs about language teaching reflecting their own experiences. The field of foreign-language teaching, however, underwent a paradigm shift from grammar-based to communicative foreign-language instruction.…

  15. An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preservice Teacher Education Program at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on the Foreign Language Teaching Beliefs of Preservice Language Instructors

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    Bey, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    Preservice foreign-language teachers are adults with well-established beliefs. They start teacher-education programs with traditional beliefs about language teaching reflecting their own experiences. The field of foreign-language teaching, however, underwent a paradigm shift from grammar-based to communicative foreign-language instruction.…

  16. Foreign Languages in Careers.

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    Dill, Wolfgang

    Foreign language study must be justified in relation to everyday situations, problems and needs. Second language education must therefore be integrated with career education. The Oregon State Department of Education sponsored a study for a group of educators to produce a transportable display and a video tape for career awareness purposes and to…

  17. Action for the '80s: A Political, Professional, and Public Program for Foreign Language Education. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Phillips, June K., Ed.

    This volume deals with issues in foreign language education that have come to the fore since the publication of the Report of the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies. It contains the following articles: "Action or Inaction: An Editorial Opinion," by June Phillips; (2) "ACTFL's 1980 Agenda: Intention…

  18. Foreign Languages and Careers

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    Honig, Lucille J.; Brod, Richard I.

    1974-01-01

    Gives employment opportunity information in the following fields where foreign language can be used as an auxiliary skill: 1) Business, Industry, Commerce; 2) Civil Service; 3) Education; 4) Law; 5) Library Science; 6) Media; 7) Science; 8) Service; 9) Social Sciences; 10) Travel, Tourism. The fields of foreign language teaching and interpretation…

  19. Innovations in Foreign Language Educator Assessment in California.

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    Silvestro, John R.; And Others

    California has developed a new series of credential examinations for foreign language teachers to make it possible to test the competence of teachers in six languages less frequently taught than Spanish and French. These languages are German, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, and Vietnamese. Each assessment is based on the specifications…

  20. MLA Report on Foreign-Language Education Continues to Provoke Debate

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    Wasley, Paula

    2008-01-01

    This article reports that, nearly one year after its release, the report on foreign language and higher education issued by an ad hoc committee of the Modern Language Association (MLA) is still provoking discussion about reforms in the teaching of foreign languages and the role of the association in any revamp. The debate continued at a panel held…

  1. MLA Report on Foreign-Language Education Continues to Provoke Debate

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    Wasley, Paula

    2008-01-01

    This article reports that, nearly one year after its release, the report on foreign language and higher education issued by an ad hoc committee of the Modern Language Association (MLA) is still provoking discussion about reforms in the teaching of foreign languages and the role of the association in any revamp. The debate continued at a panel held…

  2. The Older Foreign Language Learner: A Challenge for Colleges and Universities. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, 34.

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    Joiner, Elizabeth G.

    The adult students who are the subject of this report bring a different orientation with them to the study of language than does the typical adult immigrant or foreign student of English. This former group may be engaged in foreign language study in order to satisfy a college level language requirement or as part of a continuing education or…

  3. Investigating Students' Perspectives of Foreign Language Distance Education Curriculum According to Some Variables

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    Orhan, Ali; Ay, Sule Çeviker

    2017-01-01

    This study was carried out to investigate the students' satisfaction levels of foreign language distance education curriculum in a state university according to some variables. In the study, it was aimed to answer these questions: "What are the students' opinions about the distance education curriculum of Foreign Language I course and do…

  4. Modern Technology in Foreign Language Education: Applications and Projects. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Smith, Wm. Flint, Ed.

    This book, the second of two volumes devoted to instructional media in second language instruction, focuses on specific applications of advanced technology in the classroom. The first part, "Applications," contains seven chapters. They are: "The Language Laboratory in the Computer Age" (S. E. K. Otto); "Television…

  5. Modern Technology in Foreign Language Education: Applications and Projects. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Smith, Wm. Flint, Ed.

    This book, the second of two volumes devoted to instructional media in second language instruction, focuses on specific applications of advanced technology in the classroom. The first part, "Applications," contains seven chapters. They are: "The Language Laboratory in the Computer Age" (S. E. K. Otto); "Television…

  6. Ethnic Study and Foreign Language Education: Chicanos and Spanish Language.

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    Walser, F. LeRoy

    Stereotypes of the Mexican, the Chicano, and the American Indian are noted to be recurrent in many educational publications and considered to be a major obstacle in overcoming commonly held biases and prejudices which work against the educational and social advancement of minority groups. This paper discusses means to improve the educational…

  7. Teaching foreign languages to technical students by means of educational online technologies

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    Ivleva, Natalia V.; Fibikh, Ekaterina V.

    2015-01-01

    The article reveals new methods of effectiveness increase in teaching foreign languages to technical students using information and communication technologies and their practical implementation at the premises of the Foreign Languages Resource Center of Siberian State Aerospace University. Adoption of information and communication technologies to the educational process is based on students' independent language learning that encourages more productive development of language competences mastered by students and future specialists in a special area of technical knowledge as a whole.

  8. Master Program in Foreign Language Education at New York University Steinhardt (US)

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    Ikonnikova, Maryna

    2016-01-01

    The article deals with master program in foreign language education at New York University Steinhardt (US). Thus, its peculiarities have been revealed. It has been defined that the study program presupposes mastering of foreign language teaching approaches that meet various needs of learners. It has been indicated that students acquire the…

  9. Distance Learning Class Model for Teaching a Foreign Language in University-Level Education Context

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    Lee, Sun-Min

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to introduce the distance learning class model for a foreign language in university-level education context, and to prove that this class model is effective in cultivating the motivation and interest of university students for learning a foreign language. This distance learning lesson consists of two parts: Online chatting session,…

  10. Pedagogical Conditions of Multilevel Foreign Languages Teaching in Pedagogical Higher Education

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    Kadakin, Vasily V.; Shukshina, Tatiana I.; Piskunova, Svetlana I.; Babushkina, Larisa E.; Falileev, Alexander E.

    2016-01-01

    This article is devoted to pedagogical conditions of multilevel foreign languages teaching in pedagogical higher education. The purpose of the study is to form the students' skills in foreign language mastering, to form the ability to operate independently and autonomously in this activity, both in the specific learning situation, and in the…

  11. Master Program in Foreign Language Education at New York University Steinhardt (US)

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    Ikonnikova, Maryna

    2016-01-01

    The article deals with master program in foreign language education at New York University Steinhardt (US). Thus, its peculiarities have been revealed. It has been defined that the study program presupposes mastering of foreign language teaching approaches that meet various needs of learners. It has been indicated that students acquire the…

  12. Toward A Competency-Based Teacher Education Program in Foreign Languages at SUNY/Buffalo.

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    Papalia, Anthony

    SUNY/Buffalo's competency-based teacher education program in foreign languages emphasizes: (1) a field-centered program, (2) a multi-institutional pattern of organizations, (3) feedback to students regarding their progress, (4) preservice/inservice continuum. The competencies required of foreign language teachers include: a practical command of…

  13. Distance Learning Class Model for Teaching a Foreign Language in University-Level Education Context

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    Lee, Sun-Min

    2012-01-01

    This study aims to introduce the distance learning class model for a foreign language in university-level education context, and to prove that this class model is effective in cultivating the motivation and interest of university students for learning a foreign language. This distance learning lesson consists of two parts: Online chatting session,…

  14. Expanding the Vision of Foreign Language Education: Enter the Less Commonly Taught Languages. NFLC Occasional Papers.

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    Walton, A. Ronald

    The less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) have entered mainstream foreign language teaching only in the last decade. The LCTLs include all languages other than French, German, and Spanish and can be divided into several subgroups, including "truly foreign languages" (TFLs) that are not cognate to English. While TFLs have never been very visible…

  15. Language Teacher Education in Finland and the Cultural Dimension of Foreign Language Teaching--A Student Teacher Perspective

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    Larzen-Ostermark, Eva

    2009-01-01

    The increasing importance attributed to the cultural dimension of foreign language (FL) education has entailed new demands for teachers and teacher educators. This paper explores the cultural agenda in Finnish language teacher education from a student teacher perspective. The focus is on the students' perceptions regarding how effectively cultural…

  16. The English or Foreign Language Major and Liberal Education

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    Liberal Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Study in language, literature, and culture has long been a defining feature of education in the liberal arts. Speaking, reading, and writing have traditionally stood at the heart of education because the arts of language and the tools of literacy are key qualifications for full participation in social, political, economic, and cultural life. Today…

  17. John Dewey's Philosophy of Education in a Creative Approach to Foreign Language Learning.

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    Anzilotti, Gloria Italiano

    1982-01-01

    Outlines John Dewey's philosophy of education and describes the Creative Drama Seminar, a method the author has developed based on Dewey's pedagogical principles for students studying English as a foreign language in an Italian university. (CFM)

  18. John Dewey's Philosophy of Education in a Creative Approach to Foreign Language Learning.

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    Anzilotti, Gloria Italiano

    1982-01-01

    Outlines John Dewey's philosophy of education and describes the Creative Drama Seminar, a method the author has developed based on Dewey's pedagogical principles for students studying English as a foreign language in an Italian university. (CFM)

  19. Learning Theory and Technology in University Foreign Language Education: The Case of French Universities

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    Whyte, Shona

    2011-01-01

    Second language study in French universities includes both modern language (literary) and foreign language (communicative) approaches, although teaching is dominated by the literary strand. Traditional educational models based on the transmission of knowledge are unable to accommodate recent progress in our understanding of learning theory, which…

  20. Learning Theory and Technology in University Foreign Language Education: The Case of French Universities

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    Whyte, Shona

    2011-01-01

    Second language study in French universities includes both modern language (literary) and foreign language (communicative) approaches, although teaching is dominated by the literary strand. Traditional educational models based on the transmission of knowledge are unable to accommodate recent progress in our understanding of learning theory, which…

  1. Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World

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    Modern Language Association, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) supports a broad, intellectually driven approach to teaching language and culture in higher education. To study the best ways of implementing this approach in today's world, the MLA Executive Council established an Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages. The committee was charged with examining the current…

  2. Science in Foreign Language Education: A Response to MLA Reports from a Liberal Arts College Spanish Program Perspective

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    Domcekova, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    According to the author, the Modern Language Association's (MLA's) recent publication of the reports "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" and "Report to the Teagle Foundation on the Undergraduate Major in Language and Literature" concerning foreign language education has caused many of them to reexamine the…

  3. The Optimum Conditions of Foreign Languages in Primary Education

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    Giannikas, Christina Nicole

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the paper is to review the primary language learning situation in Europe and shed light on the benefits it carries. Early language learning is the biggest policy development in education and has developed in rapid speed over the past 30 years; this article considers the effects and advantages of the optimum condition of an early start,…

  4. Japanese attitudes towards foreign languages.

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    Abe, Keiko

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to clarify Japanese attitudes towards foreign languages based on the kinds and changes of TV and radio programs that aired on the Japanese national broadcasting station (NHK) between 1955 and 2000. Foreign language programs are classified into three groups according to their content: 1) cultivation, 2) education, or 3) communication. For Japanese people, foreign languages are the measures of intelligence and intellect. Studying a foreign language is considered a sign of intelligence whether or not it is used for actual communication. The number of foreign language programs has increased tremendously since 1965 in part because the global economy has brought many countries in such close contact. Since 1990, programs for the purpose of communication have increased because of the necessity to communicate with foreign people. Japanese attitudes towards studying foreign languages have been changing gradually from an intellectual purpose to a communication purpose.

  5. Rationale for Language Study. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Lippman, Jane N.

    Enrollment trends and factors that influence foreign language study in colleges and universities are discussed. Most college foreign language programs have emphasized the study of literature and have not been committed to the training of teachers or the teaching of civilization or culture. It appears that students' concern about the job market and…

  6. Radio in Foreign Language Education. CAL-ERIC/CLL Series on Languages and Linguistics, No. 11.

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    Nelson, Robert J.; Wood, Richard E.

    The present study is an updating of Robert J. Nelson's ERIC Focus Report No. 11 (1969) "Using Radio to Develop and Maintain Competence in a Foreign Language." Two major areas are examined: (1) the concepts behind the use of radio in language teaching and how this application of radio reflects changes in the theory and practice of foreign language…

  7. Rationale for Language Study. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Lippman, Jane N.

    Enrollment trends and factors that influence foreign language study in colleges and universities are discussed. Most college foreign language programs have emphasized the study of literature and have not been committed to the training of teachers or the teaching of civilization or culture. It appears that students' concern about the job market and…

  8. Education and Religion in Iran: The Inclusiveness of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Textbooks

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    Cheng, Karen Kow Yip; Beigi, Amir Biglar

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this paper is religion and education with particular reference to EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks. The writers of this paper aim to raise the awareness of research community, educators, and teachers regarding the interconnectedness of religion and education. In the first phase of the study, the researchers scanned a…

  9. Internationalization, Interculturality, and the Role of Foreign Languages in Higher Education.

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    Vogel, Thomas

    2001-01-01

    Describes the Foreign Language Center at the European University Viadrina in Germany, asserting the necessity of foreign language training for Europeanization and globalization. Also discusses several ways of structuring foreign language programs. (EV)

  10. Foreign Language Education at Elementary Schools in Japan: Searching for Solutions Amidst Growing Diversification

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    Butler, Yuko Goto

    2007-01-01

    Hoping to achieve the current Japanese administration's goals of decentralisation and privatisation, the Japanese government has granted substantial latitude to local governments and individual schools as part of its recent reform of foreign language education. In introducing English at elementary schools (EES), micro-language policies have been…

  11. Bigger Education Department Role Seen in Bush Foreign-Language Plan

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2006-01-01

    Foreign-language experts are praising the Department of Education for taking a larger role in promoting the teaching of other languages as part of a proposed Bush administration initiative to bolster national security and the economy. The departments of Defense and State have headed up efforts to increase the teaching of much-needed foreign…

  12. Seminars on International Education for State Foreign Language Supervisors, September 1972 and April 1973. Final Report.

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    Scebold, C. Edward

    The Modern Language Association conducted two special seminars on international education designed especially for the information of state foreign language supervisors and consultants. The seminars were held on September 28-29, 1972, and April 5-6, 1973. This report gives the agendas for both seminars, a list of the participants, and a discussion…

  13. Foreign Language Education at Elementary Schools in Japan: Searching for Solutions Amidst Growing Diversification

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    Butler, Yuko Goto

    2007-01-01

    Hoping to achieve the current Japanese administration's goals of decentralisation and privatisation, the Japanese government has granted substantial latitude to local governments and individual schools as part of its recent reform of foreign language education. In introducing English at elementary schools (EES), micro-language policies have been…

  14. Electronic Means of Foreign Language Learning in the System of Higher Education

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    Frolova, Natalia

    2017-01-01

    Integration of information communication technologies, enhancing students' motivation and adding to personalized learning, into higher education is challenging but beneficial. It is particularly acute in the field of foreign language learning which requires language competence formation along with knowledge of grammar patterns, vocabulary…

  15. Bigger Education Department Role Seen in Bush Foreign-Language Plan

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2006-01-01

    Foreign-language experts are praising the Department of Education for taking a larger role in promoting the teaching of other languages as part of a proposed Bush administration initiative to bolster national security and the economy. The departments of Defense and State have headed up efforts to increase the teaching of much-needed foreign…

  16. Environmental Peace Education in Foreign Language Learners' English Grammar Lessons

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    Arikan, Arda

    2009-01-01

    English language teachers create contexts to teach grammar so that meaningful learning occurs. In this study, English grammar is contextualized through environmental peace education activities to raise students' awareness of global issues. Two sources provided data to evaluate the success of this instructional process. Fourth-year pre-service…

  17. Environmental Peace Education in Foreign Language Learners' English Grammar Lessons

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    Arikan, Arda

    2009-01-01

    English language teachers create contexts to teach grammar so that meaningful learning occurs. In this study, English grammar is contextualized through environmental peace education activities to raise students' awareness of global issues. Two sources provided data to evaluate the success of this instructional process. Fourth-year pre-service…

  18. Teaching Foreign Languages: A Challenge to Ecuadorian Bilingual Intercultural Education

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    Haboud, Marleen

    2009-01-01

    Since the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights in 1996, there is a tendency not only to maintain linguistic and cultural diversity worldwide, but also to ease universal access to quality education which should comprise the learning of other languages and cultures and the generation of intercultural relations. In this sense, this article…

  19. Situational Learning Modules for the Adult Education Foreign Language Course.

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    Carton, Dana

    1981-01-01

    Offers guideline for the typical continuing education noncredit course, discussing the restrictions imposed by the minimal number of contact hours and the heterogeneous grouping of students. Recommends independently structured learning modules and a thematic approach, using practical conversational language and lively class activities. (MES)

  20. WHAT ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

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    GARTNER, JUDITH; AND OTHERS

    THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IS STRESSED IN A BRIEF BROCHURE DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. INFORMATION IS GIVEN ON WHEN TO BEGIN A LANGUAGE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO SPEAK A LANGUAGE, USES FOR A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT HOME, LANGUAGE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND LANGUAGE…

  1. Foreign Language Teachers' Greatest Hits

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    LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert

    2006-01-01

    The World Wide Web is very much a part of many people's everyday lives now, whether it be for personal or professional reasons. The Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH) was inaugurated in February of 1994 to provide a forum where foreign language (FL) educators could engage in collegial dialog about work issues on a regular basis. A great…

  2. Teaching Strategies to Develop Inquiry and Literacy Skills: "Languaging" in Foreign Language Immersion Education

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    Husbye, Nicholas; Dorner, Lisa M.

    One-way, or foreign language, immersion schools face unique challenges as they seek to support the literacy development of their students. This manuscript draws on sociocultural theories of literacy development and the concept of languaging, the process of using language to make meaning. Working with two classrooms over one semester, we asked:…

  3. The Language Connection: From the Classroom to the World. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 9.

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    Phillips, June K., Ed.

    This volume consists of the following articles: (1) "Introduction: Language Is the Link," by June K. Phillips; (2) "Foreign Language Study for a World in Transition," by Harold G. Shane and David L. Silvernail; (3) "Our Language Heritage: A Historical Perspective," by Shirley Brice Heath; (4) "Communication and Beyond," by Diane W. Birckbichler;…

  4. Medical education in a foreign language and history-taking in the native language in Lebanon - a nationwide survey.

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    Abi Raad, Vanda; Raad, Kareem; Daaboul, Yazan; Korjian, Serge; Asmar, Nadia; Jammal, Mouin; Aoun Bahous, Sola

    2016-11-22

    With the adoption of the English language in medical education, a gap in clinical communication may develop in countries where the native language is different from the language of medical education. This study investigates the association between medical education in a foreign language and students' confidence in their history-taking skills in their native language. This cross-sectional study consisted of a 17-question survey among medical students in clinical clerkships of Lebanese medical schools. The relationship between the language of medical education and confidence in conducting a medical history in Arabic (the native language) was evaluated (n = 457). The majority (88.5%) of students whose native language was Arabic were confident they could conduct a medical history in Arabic. Among participants enrolled in the first clinical year, high confidence in Arabic history-taking was independently associated with Arabic being the native language and with conducting medical history in Arabic either in the pre-clinical years or during extracurricular activities. Among students in their second clinical year, however, these factors were not associated with confidence levels. Despite having their medical education in a foreign language, the majority of students in Lebanese medical schools are confident in conducting a medical history in their native language.

  5. [Cross-National Study of Educational Attainment: Stage I of the I.E.A. Investigation in Six Subject Areas. Volume II, Booklet 5] French as a Foreign Language, English as a Foreign Language, Civic Education, Attitude and Description Scales.

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    Bloom, Benjamin S.; And Others

    This fifth booklet included in the second of a two-volume cross-national study of educational attainment is a compilation of cognitive tests prepared for four fundamental student groupings in the areas of French as a foreign language, English as a foreign language, and civic education. Test booklets, pertinent scripts of taped material, test…

  6. The State of Foreign Language Teaching

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    Peyre, Henri

    1975-01-01

    The paper reviews the accomplishments of the Modern Language Association while underlining its shortcomings with regards to doctoral training and foreign language education. It calls for new foreign language programs and the restoration of relevant subjects in curricula, and stresses the need for foreign language training for Americans planning to…

  7. Foreign Language Instruction: A National Agenda.

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    Lambert, Richard D., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    A collection of papers of directions in second language education includes: "The Improvement of Foreign Language Competency in the United States" (Richard D. Lambert); "The Measurement of Foreign/Second Language Proficiency" (Lyle F. Bachman, John D. Clark); "Advanced Technology in Foreign Language Instruction and Translation" (John Fought);…

  8. Foreign Language Instruction: A National Agenda.

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    Lambert, Richard D., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    A collection of papers of directions in second language education includes: "The Improvement of Foreign Language Competency in the United States" (Richard D. Lambert); "The Measurement of Foreign/Second Language Proficiency" (Lyle F. Bachman, John D. Clark); "Advanced Technology in Foreign Language Instruction and Translation" (John Fought);…

  9. The Future of Foreign Language Education in the United States. Contemporary Language Education.

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    Osborn, Terry A., Ed.

    This collection of papers examines how the changing social and academic context of language education in the United States impact the future of the discipline. After "Introduction" (Terry A. Osborn), the 10 papers include the following: (1) "'Our Patriotic Duty': Insights from Professional History, 1890-1920" (Deborah M. Herman); (2) "The…

  10. Linking Foreign Language to Occupational Education in a Rural High School: Foreign Language with Criminal Justice and Travel & Tourism.

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    Connors, William R.

    Ticonderoga High School (New York) has succeeded in increasing enrollments in foreign language courses beyond the college bound, Regents-level students who usually choose such courses. The school is located in the Adirondack Mountains, a region that, in the past decade, has seen increases both in prison construction and in tourism by…

  11. Communication and the Foreign Language Teacher. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Brown, Charles T.

    This analysis considers the deep purposes of communication, communication and relationship, relationship and nonverbal communication, projective and introjective perception, emotions and learning, the theory of dramaturgy applied to teaching, and some implications for the foreign language teacher. Communication is a special combination of…

  12. Framing Foreign Language Education in the United States: The Case of German

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    Kramsch, Claire; Howell, Tes; Warner, Chantelle; Wellmon, Chad

    2007-01-01

    The challenge posed to foreign language (FL) education by globalization and by the multilingual multicultural speech communities it has spawned is showcased by the current crisis in the teaching of German at American colleges and universities. It is not clear why American learners of German should be learning German: for business purposes, for…

  13. Investigating the Cultural Dimension in Foreign Language Education--From Transmission of Facts to Dialogical Uptake

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    Forsman, Liselott

    2012-01-01

    The article discusses aspects of an action research study, with the aim of exploring how the cultural dimension within the education of English as a foreign language could evolve from a transmission of target-culture facts into an exploration of generic and value-related aspects such as awareness of diversity and respect for difference. The…

  14. Factors that Affect the Adoption and Use of Electronic Mail by K-12 Foreign Language Educators.

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    Shelley, Janine Onffroy

    1998-01-01

    Reports the results of electronic mail instruction given to K-12 foreign-language teachers during workshops. Factors found to influence workshop participants' adoption of email included training, the need to keep up with educational technology trends, availability of an easy-to-use system, hands-on experience, school support, and individual…

  15. Making Intercultural Communicative Competence and Identity-Development Visible for Assessment Purposes in Foreign Language Education

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    Houghton, Stephanie Ann

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on an action research case study conducted at a university in Japan, which explored how student identity-development can be made visible in potentially assessable ways through materials design in intercultural communicative competence (ICC)-oriented foreign language education. It suggests that identity-development can be…

  16. Responding to New Realities. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 5.

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    Jarvis, Gilbert A., Ed.

    This volume concerns the realities surrounding the foreign language profession, reactions to the state of the profession, and responsibilities of educators and professionals. The following chapters are presented: (1) "The Realities Facing the Profession," by Stephen L. Levy; (2) "Many Learners, Many Goals, Many Curricula," by Wahneta M. Mullen;…

  17. Responding to New Realities. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 5.

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    Jarvis, Gilbert A., Ed.

    This volume concerns the realities surrounding the foreign language profession, reactions to the state of the profession, and responsibilities of educators and professionals. The following chapters are presented: (1) "The Realities Facing the Profession," by Stephen L. Levy; (2) "Many Learners, Many Goals, Many Curricula," by Wahneta M. Mullen;…

  18. Learners' Perceptions of Being Identified as Very Able: Insights from Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education

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    Graham, Suzanne; Macfadyen, Tony; Richards, Brian

    2012-01-01

    While learners' attitudes to Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and to Physical Education (PE) in the UK have been widely investigated in previous research, an under-explored area is learners' feelings about being highly able in these subjects. The present study explored this issue, among 78 learners (aged 12-13) from two schools in England, a…

  19. Online Education: Analysis of Interaction and Knowledge Building Patterns among Foreign Language Teachers

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    Celentin, Paola

    2007-01-01

    In this article we discuss findings from a case-study related to the distance education of teachers of Italian as a second/foreign language. This case-study has examined interactions among teachers during their discussions in a web-forum exploiting the model of content analysis proposed in the "Practical Inquiry Model" by Garrison, Anderson, and…

  20. A Survey of Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education in China

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    Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A.

    2009-01-01

    In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…

  1. Learners' Perceptions of Being Identified as Very Able: Insights from Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education

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    Graham, Suzanne; Macfadyen, Tony; Richards, Brian

    2012-01-01

    While learners' attitudes to Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and to Physical Education (PE) in the UK have been widely investigated in previous research, an under-explored area is learners' feelings about being highly able in these subjects. The present study explored this issue, among 78 learners (aged 12-13) from two schools in England, a…

  2. The Potential for Mobile Learning in English as a Foreign Language and Nursing Education

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    Davison, C. J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the application of mobile technologies to support learning in a specific field: nursing education for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners, which is the context of the author's institution. Using a qualitative meta-synthesis methodology, factors from published literature that facilitates success in mobile learning…

  3. Guided Design in Foreign Language Education: Its Potential as a Viable Model, Method, and Conversation Strategy.

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    Campbell, Christine M.

    The guided design (GD) approach is an instructional strategy that gears instruction specifically to the learner's long- and short-term objectives and has potential for foreign language instruction. It is based on Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives and has two goals: to teach the materials corresponding to the objectives, and to develop the…

  4. Making Intercultural Communicative Competence and Identity-Development Visible for Assessment Purposes in Foreign Language Education

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    Houghton, Stephanie Ann

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on an action research case study conducted at a university in Japan, which explored how student identity-development can be made visible in potentially assessable ways through materials design in intercultural communicative competence (ICC)-oriented foreign language education. It suggests that identity-development can be…

  5. Research in Foreign Language Education in Portugal (2006-2011): Its Transformative Potential

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    Vieira, Flávia; Moreira, Maria Alfredo; Peralta, Helena

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews a selective corpus of empirical and theoretical texts on foreign language pedagogy and teacher education, produced in Portugal between 2006 and 2011. A descriptive and interpretative approach is adopted to inquire into the transformative potential of research, with a focus on its scope, purposes, conceptual and methodological…

  6. Education Department Needs an Official "With Clout" to Oversee Foreign-Language Study, Report Says

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    Millman, Sierra

    2007-01-01

    According to a report released by the National Academies' National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Education needs a high-ranking official to oversee its efforts to expand Americans' proficiency in foreign languages and knowledge of international affairs. The report was prepared by a committee convened to review the "adequacy and…

  7. Framing Foreign Language Education in the United States: The Case of German

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    Kramsch, Claire; Howell, Tes; Warner, Chantelle; Wellmon, Chad

    2007-01-01

    The challenge posed to foreign language (FL) education by globalization and by the multilingual multicultural speech communities it has spawned is showcased by the current crisis in the teaching of German at American colleges and universities. It is not clear why American learners of German should be learning German: for business purposes, for…

  8. Research in Foreign Language Education in Portugal (2006-2011): Its Transformative Potential

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    Vieira, Flávia; Moreira, Maria Alfredo; Peralta, Helena

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews a selective corpus of empirical and theoretical texts on foreign language pedagogy and teacher education, produced in Portugal between 2006 and 2011. A descriptive and interpretative approach is adopted to inquire into the transformative potential of research, with a focus on its scope, purposes, conceptual and methodological…

  9. A Survey of Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education in China

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    Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A.

    2009-01-01

    In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…

  10. Language Anxiety: A Case Study of the Perceptions and Experiences of Students of English as a Foreign Language in a Higher Education Institution in the United Arab Emirates

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    Lababidi, Rola Ahmed

    2016-01-01

    This case study explores and investigates the perceptions and experiences of foreign language anxiety (FLA) among students of English as a Foreign Language in a Higher Education Institution in the United Arab Emirates. The first phase explored the scope and severity of language anxiety among all Foundation level male students at a college in the…

  11. A Review of Research on Content-Based Foreign/Second Language Education in US K-12 Contexts

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    Tedick, Diane J.; Wesely, Pamela M.

    2015-01-01

    This review of the extant research literature focuses on research about content-based language instruction (CBI) programmes in K-12 foreign/second language education in the USA. The review emphasises studies on one-way language immersion (OWI) and two-way language immersion (TWI) programmes, which are school-based and subject matter-driven. OWI…

  12. A Review of Research on Content-Based Foreign/Second Language Education in US K-12 Contexts

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    Tedick, Diane J.; Wesely, Pamela M.

    2015-01-01

    This review of the extant research literature focuses on research about content-based language instruction (CBI) programmes in K-12 foreign/second language education in the USA. The review emphasises studies on one-way language immersion (OWI) and two-way language immersion (TWI) programmes, which are school-based and subject matter-driven. OWI…

  13. Implementing Intercultural Foreign Language Education. Belgian, Danish and British Teachers' Professional Self-Concepts and Teaching Practices Compared

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    Sercu, Lies

    2002-01-01

    In foreign language education, new professional demands are made on teachers. Foreign language teaching can no longer be regarded as a mainly linguistic task. Teachers are now required to teach intercultural communicative competence. Internationally, the assumption seems to be that teachers are already moving in the advocated direction and are…

  14. Testing Oral Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 17.

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    Bartz, Walter H.

    The construction of tests of oral competence in a foreign language requires consideration of several factors. The face validity of the test, or the degree to which students feel they are performing a real communicative act, is illustrated with a number of model testing situations. Content validity, or the ability of a test to measure what has been…

  15. Games and Simulations in the Foreign Language Classroom. Language in Education, No. 13.

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    Omaggio, Alice C.

    This paper presents some of the materials available for games and simulation activities in the foreign language classroom and organizes the materials in terms of their usefulness for reaching specific instructional objectives. The list of games and simulations represents a wide variety of activities that can be used in the development of various…

  16. Educator Perceptions of Digital Game-Based Learning in the Instruction of Foreign Languages in Japanese Higher Education

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    Franciosi, Stephan J.

    2014-01-01

    Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) is an innovative educational approach that is becoming increasingly popular among researchers and practitioners in technologically advanced countries in the West, but is largely unknown or ignored in the instruction of Foreign Languages (FL) in Japanese higher education. This is problematic because more interest…

  17. Educator Perceptions of Digital Game-Based Learning in the Instruction of Foreign Languages in Japanese Higher Education

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    Franciosi, Stephan J.

    2014-01-01

    Digital Game-Based Learning (DGBL) is an innovative educational approach that is becoming increasingly popular among researchers and practitioners in technologically advanced countries in the West, but is largely unknown or ignored in the instruction of Foreign Languages (FL) in Japanese higher education. This is problematic because more interest…

  18. The Role of Foreign Language Education for the Gifted and Talented Student. A Position Paper.

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    Bartz, Walter

    Additional support for foreign language learning needs to be given to those students who have special qualities and academic abilities. The linguistically talented student should be encouraged to begin foreign language study at an early age and to study a second foreign language after achieving a degree of proficiency in the first. Schools should…

  19. Culture in Foreign Language Teaching

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    Kramsch, Claire

    2013-01-01

    In foreign language education, the teaching of culture remains a hotly debated issue. What is culture? What is its relation to language? Which and whose culture should be taught? What role should the learners' culture play in the acquisition of knowledge of the target culture? How can we avoid essentializing cultures and teaching stereotypes? And…

  20. National Foreign Language Planning: Practices and Prospects.

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    Sajavaara, Kari, Ed.; And Others

    A selection of essays on foreign language planning at the national level contains articles on the language planning process, language choice, teacher education, testing and assessment, and transnational planning. Essays include the following: "Foreign Language Teaching Policy: Some Planning Issues" (Theo J. M. van Els); "Foreign…

  1. Selected Proceedings from the Texas Foreign Language Education Conference 2001.

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    Luke, Christopher, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This collection of papers includes: "Language Learning Motivation: The Student, the Teacher, and the Researcher" (Robert C. Gardner); "The Self-Reported Perspectives Regarding Academic Writing among Taiwanese Graduate Students Specializing in TEFL" (Robert Johanson); "Contradictions, Appropriation, and Transformation: An…

  2. Foreign Language Academy

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    Palandra, Maria

    2008-01-01

    As interest in the study of foreign languages grows, more and more school and district leaders will be charged with the responsibility of establishing a language program. Some of the questions that they will need to answer include: What language and what model should be selected? How could another program be inserted in a school day already…

  3. Teacher Evaluation in Foreign Language Education: Behavior Alteration Techniques.

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    Garrott, Carl L.

    A study examined the relationship between French teachers' use of behavior alteration techniques in the classroom, and the perceptions of individuals evaluating the teacher (students, peers, administrators) on the quality of instructional performance. Junior and community college French students, language teachers, and administrators responded to…

  4. Politeness and Pragmatic Competence in Foreign Language Education.

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    LoCastro, Virginia

    It is noted that a common belief among native Japanese-speakers is that it is not necessary to be polite when speaking English, despite the fact that politeness is seen as a Japanese cultural attribute. Researchers have also noted this discrepancy. A study investigated how Japanese secondary school textbooks for English as a Second Language (ESL)…

  5. The Law and Foreign Languages

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    Chachkin, Norman J.

    1975-01-01

    This paper scans early history and legal status of foreign language education in the United States. The background and Supreme Court decision in "Lau v. Nichols" is examined in detail and the author concludes there is opportunity for teacher leadership in bilingual education. (CK)

  6. Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education: Contemporary Issues in Foreign and Second Language Learning and Teaching, 1998.

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    Carpenter, Mark, Ed.; Armstrong, Scott Collins, Ed.; Bao, Charlene, Ed.; Coberly, David, Ed.; Wells, Terri, Ed.

    1998-01-01

    The collection of articles on second language teaching and learning includes: "Cross-Cultural Discourse Pragmatics: Speaking about Hearsay in English and Japanese" (Nobuko Trent); "An Investigation of Student Opinions and Educational Experiences in Spanish for the Heritage Speakers at Arizona State University and the University of…

  7. The Impact of Introducing Foreign Language Requirements on the Spanish Higher Education System: The Case of Córdoba University

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    Raigón Rodríguez, Antonio R.

    2015-01-01

    The requirement that students achieve accredited foreign language proficiency at B1 level in order to graduate from university or enrol for some postgraduate courses has prompted changes in language teaching in higher education in Spain. Given the clearly ineffective tuition received at earlier stages of their education, Spanish university…

  8. The Impact of Introducing Foreign Language Requirements on the Spanish Higher Education System: The Case of Córdoba University

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    Raigón Rodríguez, Antonio R.

    2015-01-01

    The requirement that students achieve accredited foreign language proficiency at B1 level in order to graduate from university or enrol for some postgraduate courses has prompted changes in language teaching in higher education in Spain. Given the clearly ineffective tuition received at earlier stages of their education, Spanish university…

  9. American Sign Language as a Foreign Language. ERIC Digest.

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    Wilcox, Sherman; Peyton, Joy Kreeft

    This digest provides a brief overview of American Sign Language (ASL) and discusses its study as a foreign language in U.S. schools and institutions of higher education. The following questions are addressed: (1) Is ASL a language?; (2) If ASL is used in the United States, how can it be considered a "foreign" language; (3) Are ASL users…

  10. Interface Architecture for Testing in Foreign Language Education

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    Laborda, Jesus Garcia

    2009-01-01

    The implications of new learning environments have been far-reaching and pervasive (Plass, 1998), at least in the field of interface design both in traditional computer and mobile devices (Fallahkhair, Pemberton, & Griffiths, 2007). Given the current status of efficient models, educators need the unproven unification of interfaces and working…

  11. Adapting Foreign Language Programs to New Educational Designs.

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    Levy, Stephen L.

    John Dewey High School, the first experimental non-graded school in New York City, is described in this article in terms of its educational philosophy and administrative procedures. With modular scheduling, five area resource centers, and innovative student evaluation procedures integrated into the program, the school views the concept of…

  12. Literature in Foreign Language Education Programs: A New Perspective

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    Abukhattala, Ibrahim

    2014-01-01

    Many of the studies on the subject of literature as an essential part of the English education programs in Arab universities has concentrated on only professors' views and attitudes to these courses. By contrast, the following article describes a qualitative investigation on how former students and presently in-service English teachers felt about…

  13. Teacher Training through the Regression Model in Foreign Language Education

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    Garcia Laborda, Jesus

    2011-01-01

    In the last few years, Spain has seen dramatic changes in its educational system. Many of them have been rejected by most teachers after their implementation (LOGSE) while others have found potential drawbacks even before starting operating (LOCE, LOE). To face these changes, schools need well qualified instructors. Given this need, and also…

  14. A New Reading. Perspective: A New Freedom. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 7.

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    King, Janet K.; And Others

    The growing emphasis on reading in the foreign language classroom is examined from the standpoint of learning theory, learning strategies, and classroom practice. The reading process in the native language, the origin and application of new learning strategies in foreign language reading, and modifications and revisions in teaching practices are…

  15. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Jarvis, Gilbert A., Ed.

    The relationship of communication to the foreign language profession is addressed in this volume. The following articles are presented: (1) "Communication and the Foreign Language Teacher," by Charles T. Brown; (2) "Rationale for Language Study," by Jane N. Lippman; (3) "Public Awareness: How Can Associations and Institutions Use Public Relations…

  16. Shaping the Future of Foreign Language Education: FLES, Articulation, and Proficiency. Report of Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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    Lalande, John F. II, Ed.

    Selected papers from the 1988 conference on foreign language issues for the future include: "Articulation for Elementary School Foreign Language Programs: Challenges and Opportunities" (Carol Ann Pesola); "Articulation: A Resolvable Problem?" (Dale L. Lange); "Profiles of Frustration: Second Language Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities"…

  17. Foreign Language Program Evaluation.

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    Kirshner, Sheldon G.

    In order to assess the foreign language programs currently offered by Oakton Community College (OCC), a three-part investigation was undertaken in 1974. First, to examine grade distribution and drop-out rate, the records of students enrolled in language courses were compared with the records of the total student body. During the spring, summer and…

  18. Do Inclusion Practices for Pupils with Special Educational Needs in the English as a Foreign Language Class in Israel Reflect Inclusion Laws and Language Policy Requirements?

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    Russak, Susie

    2016-01-01

    The study of additional languages is mandatory for all pupils in most European countries. Usually, the first foreign language is English. This is due to the status of English as a global language. According to inclusion laws, pupils with special educational needs (SEN) should be taught in regular classes with support services by teachers with…

  19. Do Inclusion Practices for Pupils with Special Educational Needs in the English as a Foreign Language Class in Israel Reflect Inclusion Laws and Language Policy Requirements?

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    Russak, Susie

    2016-01-01

    The study of additional languages is mandatory for all pupils in most European countries. Usually, the first foreign language is English. This is due to the status of English as a global language. According to inclusion laws, pupils with special educational needs (SEN) should be taught in regular classes with support services by teachers with…

  20. Two Exempla of Foreign Language Programs.

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    Perkins, Jean A.

    1999-01-01

    Presents examples of ways that different institutions have responded to the crisis in foreign-language education, emphasizing the importance of focusing on foreign-language departments in training future K-12 teachers and describing three institutions that integrate teacher education with other parts of the curriculum (the University of Delaware,…

  1. Approaches to Teaching Foreign Languages.

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    Hesse, M. G., Ed.

    Works by European and American educators from the Renaissance to the twentieth century are presented. A historical re-evaluation of foreign-language teaching combined with the scientific approach of modern linguistics can provide valuable insights for current teaching and learning approaches. Selections are presented from the writings of the…

  2. Approaches to Teaching Foreign Languages.

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    Hesse, M. G., Ed.

    Works by European and American educators from the Renaissance to the twentieth century are presented. A historical re-evaluation of foreign-language teaching combined with the scientific approach of modern linguistics can provide valuable insights for current teaching and learning approaches. Selections are presented from the writings of the…

  3. English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education. Foreign Languages in Virginia Schools, No. 8.

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    Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Foreign Language Service.

    An overview of English as second language (ESL) instruction and bilingual education in Virginia public schools is presented. The topics discussed are: program philosophy; definitions; legal responsibilities; identification, placement, and orientation of students; instructional approaches, including tutorial, cluster, classroom ESL, high intensity…

  4. The Future of Professional Associations. Responding to New Realities. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 5.

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    Scebold, C. Edward

    The membership of professional associations demands a more active role in promoting the foreign language discipline through improved teaching and through creating in more overt ways a positive public image. There has been a need to change attitudes toward language study within the educational community as well as within the general public. The…

  5. The Relationship between Postsecondary Foreign Language Teachers' Beliefs in Student-Centeredness and Their Educational Technology Practices

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    Qasem, Ra'ed F.

    2010-01-01

    Though there is evidence that postsecondary foreign language (FL) teachers have not maximized computer technology for language teaching and learning, there is a lack of studies that attempt to uncover reasons for this underutilization. Research in other disciplines within general education suggested that teachers' beliefs in student-centeredness…

  6. It Takes a Department! A Study of the Culture of Proficiency in Three Successful Foreign Language Teacher Education Programs

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    Brooks, Frank B.; Darhower, Mark Anthony

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the contexts and practices of three undergraduate foreign language teacher education programs identified by ACTFL/Language Testing International and reported by Glisan, Swender, and Surface (2013) as having a high success rate in propelling their graduates into the Advanced proficiency level on the ACTFL…

  7. Co-Teaching: Towards a New Model for Teacher Preparation in Foreign Language Teacher Education

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    Altstaedter, Laura Levi; Smith, Judith J.; Fogarty, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    This overview article focuses on the co-teaching model, an innovative and comprehensive model for student teaching experiences that provides opportunities to foreign language preservice teachers to develop their knowledge base about teaching and learning foreign languages while gaining in other areas: autonomy, collaboration, and agency. The…

  8. Co-Teaching: Towards a New Model for Teacher Preparation in Foreign Language Teacher Education

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    Altstaedter, Laura Levi; Smith, Judith J.; Fogarty, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    This overview article focuses on the co-teaching model, an innovative and comprehensive model for student teaching experiences that provides opportunities to foreign language preservice teachers to develop their knowledge base about teaching and learning foreign languages while gaining in other areas: autonomy, collaboration, and agency. The…

  9. THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH TO THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

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    CARROLL, JOHN B.

    THIS ADDRESS, GIVEN AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (BERLIN, SEPTEMBER 1964), PRESENTS A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE PRESENT SCOPE, ROLE, AND POTENTIAL USE OF RESEARCH IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY, AND MAINTAINS THAT THE BEST RESEARCH IS THAT WHICH IS CLOSELY ALLIED WITH THEORY, AND THE HARDEST TO…

  10. Content-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods.

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    Stryker, Stephen B., Ed.; Leaver, Betty Lou, Ed.

    A collection of essays contains articles on content-based foreign language courses at three levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and on foreign languages across the curriculum, including: "Content-Based Instruction: From Theory to Practice" (Stephen B. Stryker, Betty Lou Leaver); "Content-Based Instruction in a Basic Russian…

  11. A Study of Foreign Language Learning Outcomes Assessment in U.S. Undergraduate Education

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    Ricardo-Osorio, Jose G.

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on findings obtained from an online survey answered by 97 foreign language department chairs. The Web survey was pilot tested for validity and reliability and obtained a Cronbach's reliability coefficient of .80. The results suggest that student learning outcomes assessment in American undergraduate foreign language education…

  12. Content-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods.

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    Stryker, Stephen B., Ed.; Leaver, Betty Lou, Ed.

    A collection of essays contains articles on content-based foreign language courses at three levels (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and on foreign languages across the curriculum, including: "Content-Based Instruction: From Theory to Practice" (Stephen B. Stryker, Betty Lou Leaver); "Content-Based Instruction in a Basic Russian…

  13. PR Prototypes: A Guidebook for Promoting Foreign Language Study to the Public. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 40.

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    Royer, Rosanne Gostovich, Comp.; McKim, Lester W., Comp.

    This report offers help to teachers, teacher trainees, students, and local foreign language professional organizations in moving out of their traditional environments and into the community where they may identify natural constituencies and develop public support for foreign language programs. The first section presents an outline for a six-part…

  14. Foreign Language Assessment in Grades K-8: An Annotated Bibliography of Assessment Instruments. Language in Education: Theory and Practice 90.

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    Thompson, Lynn, Comp.

    The annotated bibliography describes foreign language assessment instruments currently used in elementary and middle schools. The instruments are drawn from a wide variety of program models: Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES), middle school sequential instruction, and immersion (total, two-way, partial). The bibliography has six…

  15. A European Perspective: The Netherlands. Perspective: A New Freedom. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 7.

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    Slagter, Peter

    The concerns, problems, mood, and directions of foreign language education in Holland are described. One-year "bridge classes" were established by a bill in 1958 to span the gap between the six years of elementary school and the beginning of higher-level education. The basic conflicts within the system and the society that have prevented…

  16. Assessment of Student Learning in Foreign Language.

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    Hewitt, Catherine B.; And Others

    As part of a series of documents on assessment of student learning in various school curriculum areas, this report describes assessment of student learning in the foreign language classroom in South Carolina. The report begins with an overview of current curriculum goals in foreign language education and the status of assessment practices in this…

  17. Does A Scientist Need Foreign Languages?

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    Crosby, Glenn A.

    1987-01-01

    A scientist asserts that, while foreign language knowledge may not be needed for strictly scientific pursuits, such knowledge is critical in order to empathize with those who are rooted in other cultures and speak other tongues. Foreign language educators must take pride in their mission and carry their message and much-needed knowledge into the…

  18. The Perceived Contribution of Foreign Language to High Priority Educational Goals.

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    Koppel, Irene E.

    1982-01-01

    Secondary language teachers' and administrators' perceptions of the contribution of foreign languages to curriculum objectives compared to those of math, science, and social studies were assessed. Although administrators viewed languages' overall contribution as small, the contribution to certain individual goals was found greater. (MSE)

  19. Foreign Language Teaching in Germany.

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    Bliesener, Ulrich; Tapia, Ivan, Ed.; Blochmann, Georg M., Ed.

    1998-01-01

    This theme issue of "Bildung und Wissenschaft" explains the importance of multilingualism in today's world, focusing on foreign language instruction in Germany. It examines the following issues: "Multilingualism in a Changing World"; "The Significance of Foreign Languages for Germany"; "Foreign Languages in…

  20. Foreign Languages and Your Career.

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    Bourgoin, Edward

    Divided into two major parts, this book is intended to indicate careers in which people need foreign languages in their work and to provide suggestions and sources of further information for those who already have foreign language skills and those who are planning to acquire them. Part 1 discusses careers in which a foreign language is needed as a…

  1. Foreign Language. Boston Regional Hearings.

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    President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, Washington, DC.

    A collection of position papers on aspects of foreign language and international studies was compiled for the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies. The three major presentations focus on: the student and the foreign language curriculum, developing and maintaining teacher skills, and directions for research and…

  2. Encouraging Innovation in a Modern Foreign Language Initial Teacher Education Programme: What Do Beginning Teachers Make of Task-Based Language Teaching?

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    East, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an innovative learner-centred and experiential approach to modern foreign language (MFL) teaching and learning that is not without controversy in the secondary MFL classroom. This article considers one secondary-level initial teacher education programme in New Zealand in which, following school curriculum…

  3. A Lively Concluding Lesson for the Adult Education Foreign Language Course.

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    Carton, Dana

    1979-01-01

    This article outlines the final lesson of a foreign language class based on the theme "Going Out," which provides a review of the entire course work and at the same time provides new vocabulary to the students. (CFM)

  4. Foreign Language in the Workplace.

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    Lambert, Richard D., Ed.; Moore, Sarah Jane, Ed.

    1990-01-01

    Articles in this theme issue of the journal, devoted to the subject of languages in the workplace, include: "Language Use in International Research" (Eugene Garfield, Alfred Welljams-Dorof); "The Foreign Language Needs of U.S.-Based Corporations" (Carol S. Fixman); "Foreign Language Use Among International Business…

  5. The Foreign Language Learner with Special Needs. A Special Issue.

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    Language Association Bulletin, 1985

    1985-01-01

    An issue of the journal devoted to teaching foreign languages to students with special educational needs, resulting from a New York State Board of Regents plan to require foreign languages of all students, contains these articles: "A New Challenge: The Foreign Language Learner with Special Educational Needs" (Harriet Barnett, John B. Webb);…

  6. Reactivation of Lapsed Languages in the Context of Modern Foreign Languages Teacher Education

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    Llewellyn-Williams, Jill

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the problems encountered by trainee language teachers who strive to maintain their language skills at their optimum level in the classroom. Many trainees will admit that their language skills need refreshing and a significant number of mentors agree with them. This article explores language attrition and strategies that can be…

  7. Reactivation of Lapsed Languages in the Context of Modern Foreign Languages Teacher Education

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    Llewellyn-Williams, Jill

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the problems encountered by trainee language teachers who strive to maintain their language skills at their optimum level in the classroom. Many trainees will admit that their language skills need refreshing and a significant number of mentors agree with them. This article explores language attrition and strategies that can be…

  8. Foreign Languages and Careers.

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    Honig, Lucille J.; Brod, Richard I.

    The purpose of the report is to explain why so many different types of people in so many different parts of the country need languages in their work, and why students planning their education in preparation for certain kinds of careers should be aware of these needs. The focus is mainly on language as an auxiliary skill, on the careers in which…

  9. Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement

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    Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Walther, Ingeborg; Tufts, Clare; Lee, Kunshan Carolyn; Paredes, Liliana; Fellin, Luciana; Andrews, Edna; Serra, Matt; Hill, Jennifer L.; Tate, Eleanor B.; Schlosberg, Laura

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a faculty-led, multiyear process of formulating learning objectives and assessing the effectiveness of a foreign language requirement for all College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates at a research university. Three interrelated research questions were addressed: (1) What were the levels and patterns of language courses…

  10. Web 2.0 and Authentic Foreign Language Learning at Higher Education Level

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    Martins, Maria de Lurdes Correia; Moreira, Gillian; Moreira, António

    2012-01-01

    Web 2.0 has afforded a number of opportunities for foreign language learning due to its open, participatory and social nature. A crucial aspect is authenticity--both situational and interactional--since students become involved in meaningful tasks, interacting in the target language with an authentic audience. In this paper we will reflect upon…

  11. Foreign Language Instructed Programs in Public Universities in Egypt: Implications for Resource Diversification, Quality and Equity in Higher Education

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    Sabry, Manar A.

    2010-01-01

    This study seeks to assess the impact of tuition fees of the Foreign language Instructed Programs (FLIP) at Cairo University on increasing other-than-governmental resources for these programs as well as for the university, increasing student satisfaction with the quality of education, and maintaining equitable access. The study uses a theoretical…

  12. Effects of Creating Digital Stories on Foreign Language Education Pre-Service Teachers' TPACK Self-Confidence

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    Sancar-Tokmak, Hatice; Yanpar-Yelken, Tugba

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to examine the effects of creating digital stories (DSs) on the self-confidence of foreign language education (FLE) pre-service teachers with regard to technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). A one-group pretest/posttest experimental research design was applied, supported by a qualitative approach. A total of 71…

  13. The Problems and Prospects of Using Selected Cooperative Learning Structures in Educating Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

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    Ghaith, Ghazi M.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the aim, preparation, and procedures of five cooperative learning activities for educating teachers of English as a foreign language. Reports that the activities integrate content and methodology, motivate student teachers, and maximize communication, reinforcement, and cognitive work. Documents the prospects and problems of…

  14. Foreign Language Instructed Programs in Public Universities in Egypt: Implications for Resource Diversification, Quality and Equity in Higher Education

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    Sabry, Manar A.

    2010-01-01

    This study seeks to assess the impact of tuition fees of the Foreign language Instructed Programs (FLIP) at Cairo University on increasing other-than-governmental resources for these programs as well as for the university, increasing student satisfaction with the quality of education, and maintaining equitable access. The study uses a theoretical…

  15. The Schools Take Over Foreign Languages.

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    Hocking, Elton

    1964-01-01

    The status of foreign language education is discussed in the context of increased enrollments and the current fervor to raise academic standards generally. Problems related to the increased enrollments in high school language courses (audiolingually oriented), and the rather inflexible attitudes of college language departments (literature…

  16. Prospective Foreign Language Teachers' Preference of Teaching Methods for the Language Acquisition Course in Turkish Higher Education

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    GüvendIr, Emre

    2013-01-01

    Considering the significance of taking student preferences into account while organizing teaching practices, the current study explores which teaching method prospective foreign language teachers mostly prefer their teacher to use in the language acquisition course. A teaching methods evaluation form that includes six commonly used teaching…

  17. Prospective Foreign Language Teachers' Preference of Teaching Methods for the Language Acquisition Course in Turkish Higher Education

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    GüvendIr, Emre

    2013-01-01

    Considering the significance of taking student preferences into account while organizing teaching practices, the current study explores which teaching method prospective foreign language teachers mostly prefer their teacher to use in the language acquisition course. A teaching methods evaluation form that includes six commonly used teaching…

  18. 75 FR 12221 - Foreign Language Assistance Program-Local Educational Agencies with Institutions of Higher Education

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    2010-03-15

    ... AGENCY: Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for... Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for... Smith, Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, Language...

  19. Foreign Language Teacher Socialization: A Multiple Case Study of Foreign Language Teachers in an American Higher Education Institution

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    Uzum, Baburhan

    2013-01-01

    Early teacher socialization research in the 1980s examined student-teachers during their transition from pre-service to in-service contexts, and argued for a limited effect of teacher education programs compared to students' initial socialization into the profession of teaching as past-students or apprentices of observation. Although…

  20. Foreign Language Teacher Socialization: A Multiple Case Study of Foreign Language Teachers in an American Higher Education Institution

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    Uzum, Baburhan

    2013-01-01

    Early teacher socialization research in the 1980s examined student-teachers during their transition from pre-service to in-service contexts, and argued for a limited effect of teacher education programs compared to students' initial socialization into the profession of teaching as past-students or apprentices of observation. Although…

  1. Teacher to Teacher: Model Lessons for K-8 Foreign Language.

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    Redmond, Mary Lynn, Ed.; Lorenz, Eileen, Ed.

    This book provides resources for foreign language teachers, supervisors, and others involved in developing and implementing a curriculum. It is the outcome of a 1997 institute, "National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Curriculum Reform for K-8 Foreign Language Education." The model shows how the national standards can be used…

  2. Teacher to Teacher: Model Lessons for K-8 Foreign Language.

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    Redmond, Mary Lynn, Ed.; Lorenz, Eileen, Ed.

    This book provides resources for foreign language teachers, supervisors, and others involved in developing and implementing a curriculum. It is the outcome of a 1997 institute, "National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Curriculum Reform for K-8 Foreign Language Education." The model shows how the national standards can be used…

  3. Study Abroad and Intercultural Communication. The Challenge of Communication. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 6.

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    Bourque, Jane M.

    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…

  4. Multiple Intelligences Theory and Foreign Language Education: Perspectives of College Students in a German Immersion Program

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    Weber-Segler, Ellen

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore and comprehend the role of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) in foreign language learning by analyzing the perspectives of college students in a German immersion program at a liberal arts college in the Midwest. Data collection included 10 in-depth student…

  5. Exploring Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study between Science and Foreign Language Teacher Trainers

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    Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Ünaldi, Ihsan

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the intercultural outcomes of short-term study visit programs for Foreign Language and Science teacher trainers. A mixed method including quantitative and qualitative data was used to compare the differences between the two groups' intercultural development in terms of their study field. Fantini's questionnaire was used for…

  6. Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange: Theories, Methods and Challenges. Telecollaboration in Education. Volume 3

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    Dooly, Melinda; O'Dowd, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This book provides an accessible introduction to some of the methods and theoretical approaches for investigating foreign language (FL) interaction and exchange in online environments. Research approaches which can be applied to Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) are outlined, followed by discussion of the way in which tools and techniques for…

  7. The Content Analysis of the Research Papers on Foreign Language Education in Turkey

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    Solak, Ekrem

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the trends of recent research papers in foreign language teaching in Turkish context and to give ideas to researchers and policy makers for future studies. Content Analysis method was used in this study. The focus of the study was 189 research papers published between 2009-2013 years in journals indexed…

  8. Foreign Language Reading and Spelling in Gifted Students with Dyslexia in Secondary Education

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    van Viersen, Sietske; de Bree, Elise H.; Kalee, Lilian; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; de Jong, Peter F.

    2017-01-01

    A few studies suggest that gifted children with dyslexia have better literacy skills than averagely intelligent children with dyslexia. This finding aligns with the hypothesis that giftedness-related factors provide compensation for poor reading. The present study investigated whether, as in the native language (NL), the level of foreign language…

  9. From "You" to "We": A Foreign Language Teacher's Professional Journey towards Embracing Inclusive Education

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    Uzum, Baburhan

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative case study explores how a novice foreign language teacher negotiated personal and professional identities and positioned herself and students in relation to classroom and broader cultural communities through pronouns. The participants included a Turkish teacher and six students at an American university. The teacher's use of…

  10. Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools: Revitalizing and Maintaining a Workable Program.

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    Finney, Rachel Elaine

    A discussion of foreign languages in elementary schools (FLES) includes both historical and current overviews of FLES in the United States and makes recommendations for development of FLES programs. The historical review looks at program design and methods during the 1950s and 1960s and the successes and failures of program types and approaches.…

  11. Foreign Language Learning Motivation in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study of Motivational Changes and Their Causes

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    Busse, Vera; Walter, Catherine

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on a study involving first-year modern foreign languages students enrolled in German degree courses at two major universities in the United Kingdom. It explores the experience of these students from a motivational angle. A longitudinal mixed-methods approach was employed in order to address the time- and context-sensitive…

  12. Exploring Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study between Science and Foreign Language Teacher Trainers

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    Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Ünaldi, Ihsan

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the intercultural outcomes of short-term study visit programs for Foreign Language and Science teacher trainers. A mixed method including quantitative and qualitative data was used to compare the differences between the two groups' intercultural development in terms of their study field. Fantini's questionnaire was used for…

  13. The Usefulness of Accreditation-Mandated Outcomes Assessment in College Foreign Language Education

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    Davis, John McE.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation investigated the extent to which accreditation-mandated assessment capacity contributes to assessment use in tertiary foreign language (FL) programs. Four research questions were posed to pursue this concern: What is the nature and extent of assessment capacity in college FL programs? Which assessment uses are occurring in…

  14. Multiple Intelligences Theory and Foreign Language Education: Perspectives of College Students in a German Immersion Program

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    Weber-Segler, Ellen

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore and comprehend the role of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) in foreign language learning by analyzing the perspectives of college students in a German immersion program at a liberal arts college in the Midwest. Data collection included 10 in-depth student…

  15. Foreign Language Identity and Its Relationship with Travelling and Educational Level

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    Khodadady, Ebrahim

    2012-01-01

    This study explored the relationship between identity and learning English by designing and administering a 30-item Foreign Language Identity Scale (FLIS) to 470 female participants enrolled in English courses offered at advanced levels in private institutes in Mashhad, Iran. The application of the principal axis factoring to the responses and…

  16. Blended Learning in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: An Educational Challenge

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    Ochoa Alpala, Carol Anne; Roberto Flórez, Eliana Edith

    2011-01-01

    Blended Learning has become one of the most common ways to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) due to its double component, which integrates Face-to-Face classes with virtual learning in order to offer students a wide range of materials and resources organized in a methodological way. Over the years, teachers and students have changed the…

  17. Teachers' Professional Knowledge for Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Assessing the Outcomes of Teacher Education

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    König, Johannes; Lammerding, Sandra; Nold, Günter; Rohde, Andreas; Strauß, Sarah; Tachtsoglou, Sarantis

    2016-01-01

    Despite an increasing research interest in subject-specific teacher knowledge, the scientific understanding regarding teachers' professional knowledge for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is very limited. This study therefore applies standardized tests to directly assess content knowledge (CK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), and…

  18. Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange: Theories, Methods and Challenges. Telecollaboration in Education. Volume 3

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    Dooly, Melinda; O'Dowd, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This book provides an accessible introduction to some of the methods and theoretical approaches for investigating foreign language (FL) interaction and exchange in online environments. Research approaches which can be applied to Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) are outlined, followed by discussion of the way in which tools and techniques for…

  19. An Adult Education Foreign Language Program in the Community College: An Innovative Approach.

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    Kalfus, Richard

    For many years, St. Louis Community College at Meramec has offered two distinct sets of foreign language courses: day and evening credit courses on elementary and intermediate levels and noncredit, adult evening classes on elementary I and II levels. The 10-week adult courses were usually taught by part-time instructors, although full-time faculty…

  20. The Story of "Proyecto Papan"--Folktales and Their Potential for Foreign Language Education.

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    de Ramirez, Lori Langer

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the potential for stories in the foreign language curriculum, and presents results of a qualitative research study in which 22 stories from the oral traditions of Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico were presented to students in different formats: picture books, audiotapes, videotapes, a Web page, and a Hypermedia program. (Author/VWL)

  1. Tablet PCs as Instructional Tools in English as a Foreign Language Education

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    Savas, Perihan

    2014-01-01

    The main goal of the study presented in this paper was to investigate the perceptions of 40 pre-service English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers about the effectiveness of Tablet PCs as instructional tools in EFL classes. The study was conducted at a state university in Turkey and the data collection was mainly done via two questionnaires.…

  2. The Usefulness of Accreditation-Mandated Outcomes Assessment in College Foreign Language Education

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    Davis, John McE.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation investigated the extent to which accreditation-mandated assessment capacity contributes to assessment use in tertiary foreign language (FL) programs. Four research questions were posed to pursue this concern: What is the nature and extent of assessment capacity in college FL programs? Which assessment uses are occurring in…

  3. The Impact of the Oral Proficiency Interview on One Foreign Language Teacher Education Program

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    Kissau, Scott

    2014-01-01

    The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) has been increasingly used in academia. However, while multiple studies have documented the growth in OPI implementation across the United States and the proficiency rates of its completers, few have focused specifically on foreign language teacher candidates, and even fewer have investigated the impact that…

  4. Teachers' Professional Knowledge for Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Assessing the Outcomes of Teacher Education

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    König, Johannes; Lammerding, Sandra; Nold, Günter; Rohde, Andreas; Strauß, Sarah; Tachtsoglou, Sarantis

    2016-01-01

    Despite an increasing research interest in subject-specific teacher knowledge, the scientific understanding regarding teachers' professional knowledge for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is very limited. This study therefore applies standardized tests to directly assess content knowledge (CK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), and…

  5. The Story of "Proyecto Papan"--Folktales and Their Potential for Foreign Language Education.

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    de Ramirez, Lori Langer

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the potential for stories in the foreign language curriculum, and presents results of a qualitative research study in which 22 stories from the oral traditions of Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico were presented to students in different formats: picture books, audiotapes, videotapes, a Web page, and a Hypermedia program. (Author/VWL)

  6. A Modest Critical Pedagogy for English as a Foreign Language Education

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    Kim, Mi Kyong; Pollard, Vikki Ann

    2017-01-01

    This paper uses the introduction of critical pedagogy to an English as a Foreign Language class in the Republic of Korea as a case study for a "modest critical pedagogy" (Tinning 2002). Focusing on the stress and resistances experienced during the introduction, we suggest a modest critical pedagogy that 1) makes the paradigm itself an…

  7. More than Words: Americans Should Make Foreign Language Study Integral to Their Education.

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    Stille, Alexander

    2002-01-01

    Uses the shock felt by much of the U.S. population at the September 11th terrorist attacks and personal experience learning Italian to assert the importance of studying foreign languages as a way to better understand other cultures. (EV)

  8. Management of Students' Independent Work through the Project Technology in Foreign Language Education

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    Lakova, Assel; Chaklikova, Assel

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on the management of students' independent work in the specialty "Journalism" on the subject "Special Foreign Language" in high school through project-based learning, which is one of the most important and modern types of tasks. The goal of this work is theoretically and experimentally proved the…

  9. Teaching and Learning: A Key to Success. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 10.

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    Westphal, Patricia B.

    The numerous innovations in foreign language teaching during the past ten years indicate that the profession is reaching toward syllabi in which students would learn to master and apply creatively a fairly limited body of material built around basic linguistic and cultural concepts. This theme is apparent in the syllabi, or subject-matter content…

  10. North Dakota Curriculum Frameworks, Volume II: Arts Education, Business Education, Foreign Language, Health, Physical Education.

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    North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.

    Curriculum frameworks for North Dakota elementary-secondary education are presented in this document. These frameworks are voluntary and serve to promote interdisciplinary learning, active learning, and student diversity. They are part of a larger systemic approach to improve instruction in the state's schools and to identify content outcomes and…

  11. Directions in Foreign Language Testing.

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    Valette, Rebecca M.

    This handbook, which focuses on foreign language teaching in the classroom, aims to describe the "state of the art" in testing. The first section considers the area of aptitude testing, particularly the diagnostic function of aptitude tests. A taxonomy of foreign language teaching objectives points out the need to classify the aims of foreign…

  12. Foreign Language Study in Budapest.

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    Feinberg, Lilian O.; Tarjan, Jeno

    1968-01-01

    Foreign language study at the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest aims to develop the ability to use the language as a native would in a particular business or profession, and to help the student become fully aware of the political, historical, sociological, and geographical background of the foreign country and the…

  13. Reflections on Foreign Languages in Tunisian Preschools

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    Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha

    2015-01-01

    The preparation of early childhood educators in Tunisia has become part of the mainstream pre-service teacher education programmes. Nonetheless, this field has not yet reached the expected maturity as evidenced by the lack of a guiding vision. A case in point that attests to this state of opacity is the example of foreign language (FL) education.…

  14. Foreign Language Education: Principles of Teaching English to Adults at Commercial Language Schools and Centers

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    Tarnopolsky, Oleg

    2016-01-01

    The ever-increasing spread of English as the language of global communication leads to ever-increasing demand for learning it among adult populations of non-English-speaking countries. If such people did not have a chance of acquiring English during their school or university years but urgently need it for professional or personal purposes, they…

  15. Digital Game-Based Language Learning in Foreign Language Teacher Education

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    Alyaz, Yunus; Genc, Zubeyde Sinem

    2016-01-01

    New technologies including digital game-based language learning have increasingly received attention. However, their implementation is far from expected and desired levels due to technical, instructional, financial and sociological barriers. Previous studies suggest that there is a strong need to establish courses in order to support adaptation of…

  16. Second Language Teaching: A Communicative Strategy. The Foreign & Second Language Educator Series.

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    Smith, Philip D., Jr.

    This work is an attempt to explain the rationale and thinking that contributes to the "communication strategy" approach and to illustrate the practical applications of its ideas to second language teaching. It also proposes an approach to teaching based on two major goals: first, to incorporate the better features of audiolingual methods into a…

  17. The Effect of Data-Based Translation Program Used in Foreign Language Education on the Correct Use of Language

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    Darancik, Yasemin

    2016-01-01

    It has been observed that data-based translation programs are often used both in and outside the class unconsciously and thus there occurs many problems in foreign language learning and teaching. To draw attention to this problem, with this study, whether the program has satisfactory results or not has been revealed by making translations from…

  18. Stability, Crisis, and Other Reasons for Optimism: University Foreign Language Education in the United States

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    Levine, Glenn S.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a brief overview of the state of university language education in the United States. Despite the impact of the world economic crisis on university language education in the United States, the profession has not yet been impacted to the extent many believe it has. Current scholarly debates allow for both a sober assessment of…

  19. Authorizing the Foreign Language Students.

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    Maxim, Hiram H.

    1998-01-01

    Reviews current practices in foreign-language teaching in light of Bourdieu's theories of language and power to show how failing to assess discursive intent prevents students from understanding strategic use of language. Bordieu's model is then proposed as the basis for pedagogy that authorizes students to use their existing cognitive skills in…

  20. Authorizing the Foreign Language Students.

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    Maxim, Hiram H.

    1998-01-01

    Reviews current practices in foreign-language teaching in light of Bourdieu's theories of language and power to show how failing to assess discursive intent prevents students from understanding strategic use of language. Bordieu's model is then proposed as the basis for pedagogy that authorizes students to use their existing cognitive skills in…

  1. Foreign Languages: The Avoidable Options.

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    Powell, Robert; Littlewood, Peter

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the problem of British students (1) not electing foreign language courses and (2) electing the courses, but dropping out after a year or two. Examines some reasons that more girls than boys study languages. Questions whether the 16+ examination system might be discouraging students from language study. (EKN)

  2. Teaching the Basics in the Foreign Language Classroom: Options and Strategies. Report of Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

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    Benseler, David P., Ed.

    The following papers on essential issues in foreign language instruction are included: (1) "Futurism, Basic Education, and the Foreign Language Curriculum," by Frank M. Grittner; (2) "The Foreign Language Teacher as 'Con Artist,'" by Jean S. Hughes; (3) "Motivational Factors and Student Retention in School Foreign Language Programs," by Pamela J.…

  3. Oral Language Assessment in the Foreign Language Class (Planning, Conducting, Managing). The Positive Dream.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

    The focus of second language education is communication, and oral language is central to the teaching of foreign language at all levels. Oral language in the foreign language classroom is the most problematic of all skills to assess. Teachers' concerns can be divided in the following areas: (1) What to assess: form or content; (2) How to assess:…

  4. Strategies for Teaching Culture in Foreign Language Classes.

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    Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Pullman.

    This guide to cultural education as part of foreign language instruction begins with two short theme-setting papers: "Thoughts on Teaching Foreign Culture" by Howard L. Nostrand and "Modern Foreign Languages for Everyone: An Overview" by Alain Blanchet. A cultural events calendar presents a month-by-month program of activities built around…

  5. Language Fairs and Foreign Languages.

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    Kaplan, David

    The nature and function of language fairs are explored in this article. Seen as a source of student motivation toward second language learning and as a means of improving public relations with the community, the language fair is described as being a miniature carnival in the planning and operation of which students, parents, and teachers…

  6. Sustainable Internationalization in South Korean Higher Education: Languages and Cultures in a Foreign Professor's Course

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    Jang, Eun-Young

    2017-01-01

    In recent decades, recruiting foreign professors (FPs) has become a noticeable trend at South Korean higher education institutions (HEIs) as they attempt to internationalize. However, little scholarly attention has been paid to the question of what is actually happening in classrooms as a result of this rapid influx of FPs and the associated…

  7. Intercultural Sensitivity Levels of Turkish Pre-Service Foreign Language Teachers: Examples from Education Faculties of Two Universities in Turkey

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    Yetis, Veda Aslim; Kurt, Çigdem

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine whether intercultural sensitivity levels vary among foreign language teacher candidates in terms of variables such as target language, year of study (grade), and gender in both intra and inters programs. Research sample consists of 1,049 Turkish freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior foreign language teacher…

  8. Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security

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    Committee for Economic Development, 2006

    2006-01-01

    To confront the twenty-first century challenges to our economy and national security, our education system must be strengthened to increase the foreign language skills and cultural awareness of our students. America's continued global leadership will depend on our students' abilities to interact with the world community both inside and outside our…

  9. Foreign Language Attrition.

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    de Bot, Kees; Weltens, Bert

    1995-01-01

    Reviews recent research on language maintenance and language loss, focusing on the loss of a second language in a first language environment, the linguistic aspects of loss, and relearning a "lost" language. An annotated bibliography discusses nine important works in the field. (43 references) (MDM)

  10. Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

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    Beheydt, L.

    1974-01-01

    This discussion is divided into three parts: (1) [native] language acquisition versus [second] language learning, (2) successful language learning, and (3) teaching strategies (grammar-translation, direct, cognitive and cognitive habit-formation). (KM)

  11. Foreign Language Aptitude Theory: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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    Wen, Zhisheng; Biedron, Adriana; Skehan, Peter

    2017-01-01

    Foreign language (FL) aptitude generally refers to a specific talent for learning a foreign or second language (L2). After experiencing a long period of marginalized interest, FL aptitude research in recent years has witnessed renewed enthusiasm across the disciplines of educational psychology, second language acquisition (SLA) and cognitive…

  12. Foreign Language Aptitude Theory: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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    Wen, Zhisheng; Biedron, Adriana; Skehan, Peter

    2017-01-01

    Foreign language (FL) aptitude generally refers to a specific talent for learning a foreign or second language (L2). After experiencing a long period of marginalized interest, FL aptitude research in recent years has witnessed renewed enthusiasm across the disciplines of educational psychology, second language acquisition (SLA) and cognitive…

  13. CFLTA Kiosk of Foreign Language Aids, Vol. II.

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    California Foreign Language Teachers Association.

    This document is a collection of articles on foreign language education from both state and national sources. The articles deal with trends in the field, resources for the foreign language teacher, creative student work and audiovisual teaching aids. The volume is divided into the following sections: (1) general language (including the articles…

  14. Language Use in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Thompson, Gregory L.; Harrison, Katie

    2014-01-01

    Students' first and target language are often used by both teachers and students during instruction in the foreign language classroom (Levine, 2011). In this study, the frequency of and reasons for students' and teachers' use of English or Spanish were analyzed using video recordings of 40 class sessions taught by eight randomly…

  15. Language Use in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Thompson, Gregory L.; Harrison, Katie

    2014-01-01

    Students' first and target language are often used by both teachers and students during instruction in the foreign language classroom (Levine, 2011). In this study, the frequency of and reasons for students' and teachers' use of English or Spanish were analyzed using video recordings of 40 class sessions taught by eight randomly…

  16. Foreign Language Teachers' Language Proficiency and Their Language Teaching Practice

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    Richards, Heather; Conway, Clare; Roskvist, Annelies; Harvey, Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Teachers' subject knowledge is recognized as an essential component of effective teaching. In the foreign language context, teachers' subject knowledge includes language proficiency. In New Zealand high schools, foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) have recently been offered to learners earlier in their schooling,…

  17. Foreign Language Teachers' Language Proficiency and Their Language Teaching Practice

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    Richards, Heather; Conway, Clare; Roskvist, Annelies; Harvey, Sharon

    2013-01-01

    Teachers' subject knowledge is recognized as an essential component of effective teaching. In the foreign language context, teachers' subject knowledge includes language proficiency. In New Zealand high schools, foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) have recently been offered to learners earlier in their schooling,…

  18. Foreign Language in Elementary Schools.

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    Chestnut, David T.

    The success of foreign language in elementary schools (FLES) depends upon the cooperation and effort of administrators, classroom teachers, secondary school language teachers, the community at large, and parents. Having stated this, the author points out five fundamentals for FLES concerning: (1) major objectives, (2) sequential planning, (3)…

  19. Foreign Languages and the Public.

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    Gerlach, U. Henry, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    The papers in this issue of "Studies in Language Learning" deal with various aspects of the recommendations of the "Report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies." They discuss how these recommendations could be made specific in schools, colleges, and among the citizenry. The following…

  20. Games and Foreign Language Teaching

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    Macedonia, Manuela

    2005-01-01

    Active spoken mastery of a foreign language all too often remains an illusive wish on the part of language learners. There is a tendency to seek the causes of non-fluency and accurate speech outside the classroom, for example, too little involvement, interest and time investment on the part of learners. In this article Manuela Macedonia asserts…

  1. FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING, AN ANTHOLOGY.

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    MICHEL, JOSEPH

    THIS ANTHOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED IN AN ATTEMPT TO PUT MUCH OF THE CURRENT THINKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING THAT IS PUBLISHED IN DIVERSE PERIODICALS AND JOURNALS, AND HENCE OF DIFFICULT ACCESS, INTO THE HANDS OF STUDENTS TRAINING TO BE LANGUAGE TEACHERS. IT IS INTENDED AS A SUPPLEMENT, NOT AS A TEXT. SINCE THE VOLUME DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO ANY…

  2. State Initiatives and Activities in Foreign Languages and International Studies.

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    Draper, Jamie B.

    A listing of state efforts in foreign language education and international studies compiled from results of a telephone and mail survey of state foreign language supervisors is presented. For those states for which information was not available from supervisors, consultants, or education officials, other sources were consulted, including…

  3. The Importance of Foreign Languages for Today's Students.

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    Sims, Edna N.

    This paper discusses the crisis in the teaching of foreign languages brought on by the willingness of higher education institutions in the United States to discourage the study of foreign language as a general educational requirement. A questionnaire recently administered to the graduating class of a major university found that the courses…

  4. Negotiating for Meaning: Papers on Foreign Language Teaching and Testing. Proceedings of the Conference on Portuguese Language: Teaching and Testing (1st, Austin, Texas, March 3-4, 1989). A Special Edition of Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education.

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    Koike, Dale A., Ed.; Simoes, Antonio R. M., Ed.

    Papers from a conference on language teaching and testing are grouped in four sections. The first contains a foreword by Dale A. Koike and Antonio R. M. Simoes. The second, on research in second/foreign language teaching, includes the following: "Second Language Learning and Evaluation: From Theory to Classroom Practice" (Sandra J.…

  5. Negotiating for Meaning: Papers on Foreign Language Teaching and Testing. Proceedings of the Conference on Portuguese Language: Teaching and Testing (1st, Austin, Texas, March 3-4, 1989). A Special Edition of Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education.

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    Koike, Dale A., Ed.; Simoes, Antonio R. M., Ed.

    Papers from a conference on language teaching and testing are grouped in four sections. The first contains a foreword by Dale A. Koike and Antonio R. M. Simoes. The second, on research in second/foreign language teaching, includes the following: "Second Language Learning and Evaluation: From Theory to Classroom Practice" (Sandra J.…

  6. Fun and Games with Foreign Languages.

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    Saunders, Helen V., Comp.

    Eleven West Virginia teachers contributed the games included in this publication. All of the games have been classroom tested for their educational results as well as for their promotion of student interest and are intended for use in a foreign language class. The following games are described in detail: (1) Advanced Verbs, (2) Artists, (3)…

  7. Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies. Summary Report.

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    1969

    The Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies (FLICS) was a three-year curriculum development project sponsored by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The emphasis of Title III was upon innovative and exemplary programs which could be used to develop and demonstrate curriculum constructs most needed in various areas of the…

  8. Humanism in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Shirkhani, Servat; Ardeshir, Danesh

    2013-01-01

    Humanistic principles emphasize the importance of the individual and specific human needs. Humanism in education has been in concern during the last few decades. However, there are controversies as whether to use its principles in foreign language classrooms or not. The present paper provides an overview of the major assumptions underlying…

  9. Foreign Languages - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

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    Jackson, Mary H.

    This review of the state of foreign language education in the United States notes that early grammar-translation methods gave way to the Army Method during World War II. Students learned both inductively and deductively and acquired primarily oral-aural competence, with reading and writing as secondary goals. Not until the late 1950s did the…

  10. Career Related Foreign Language Unit: Senior High.

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    Erickson, Donna R.; Holicky, Karen R.

    Designed for use in integrating career education into the high school foreign language curriculum, this curriculum guide contains nine mini-units on the following topics: seeking employment, personnel director and job applicant, writing and typing a letter, business office worker and customers, radio producer and announcer, salesperson and…

  11. The Impact on Higher Education of Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century. ACTFL White Paper.

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    James, Dorothy

    The emergence of uniform standards for foreign language learning at the elementary and secondary level will soon substantially affect the teaching and learning of foreign languages at the post-secondary level. This groundswell for some sort of standard pre-dates the establishment of the standards themselves. It has become common for students who…

  12. 34 CFR 658.1 - What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program?

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    ... Foreign Language Program? 658.1 Section 658.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.1 What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program? The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is...

  13. 34 CFR 658.1 - What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program?

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    2013-07-01

    ... Foreign Language Program? 658.1 Section 658.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.1 What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program? The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is...

  14. 34 CFR 658.1 - What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program?

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    2014-07-01

    ... Foreign Language Program? 658.1 Section 658.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.1 What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program? The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is...

  15. 34 CFR 658.1 - What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program?

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    2012-07-01

    ... Foreign Language Program? 658.1 Section 658.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.1 What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program? The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is...

  16. 34 CFR 658.1 - What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program?

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    2010-07-01

    ... Foreign Language Program? 658.1 Section 658.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of... STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM General § 658.1 What is the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program? The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is designed...

  17. Doctoral Degrees Granted in Foreign Languages in the United States: 1999.

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    Benseler, David P.; Moore, Suzanne S.

    2000-01-01

    Provides data from the Modern Language Association's survey of doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in the United States. (Author/VWL)

  18. Proficiency, Policy, and Professionalism in Foreign Language Education. Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Columbus, Ohio, April 9-11, 1987). Selected Papers.

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    Birckbichler, Diane W., Ed.; And Others

    Selected papers from a conference on language proficiency, policy, and language teacher professionalism include: "Proficiency in Perspective in the Foreign Language Classroom" (Sally Sieloff Magnan); "Teaching Foreign Languages: Policy and the Federal Role" (Paul Simon); "Proficiency in the 'Real World' of the Professional…

  19. Teachers' Beliefs on Foreign Language Teaching Practices in Early Phases of Primary Education: A Case Study

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    Caner, Mustafa; Subasi, Gonca; Kara, Selma

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine whether teacher beliefs would play a role in their actual practices while teaching target language in early phases of primary education, principally, in kindergarten and first grades in a state school. As it is a very broad research area, the researchers exclusively analyzed teaching practices and teaching…

  20. English Language Development Policy: Foreign Teachers, Hegemony, and Inequality of Education in Thailand

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    Wannachotphawate, Wilaiwan

    2015-01-01

    Thailand's Participation as a member of the ASEAN Community forces her government to accelerate improvement of her citizens' competency of the English language. The continuing wave by Thai governments to develop and modernize the quality of education has influenced Thai society. Within Thailand, English proficiency has been reported as being…

  1. Hearings on Foreign Language and International Studies. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session (September 10 and 17, 1980).

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    1980

    These hearings concerned a proposed Foreign Language Assistance Act and a Congressional Resolution designed to promote the study of foreign languages and international affairs at all levels of education in the United States. Testimony was given by concerned members of Congress, keynoted by former Senator J. William Fulbright, as well as by…

  2. Embracing Conflict versus Achieving Consensus in Foreign Language Education and Response to Claire Kramsch and Reply to Heidi Byrnes and Elizabeth B. Bernhardt.

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    Kramsch, Claire; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Overviews differences regarding goals and approaches for foreign language (FL) education and identifies obstacles to consensus. The author situates the different discourse communities interested in FL education, and the contexts providing the "raison d'etre" for these differences. Two responses to this overview and the author's reaction to them…

  3. Unanswered Questions in Colombia's Foreign Language Education Policy (Preguntas por responder en la política educativa de lenguas extranjeras en Colombia)

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    Bonilla Carvajal, Camilo Andrés; Tejada-Sánchez, Isabel

    2016-01-01

    Following the trend of much of the Western, non-English speaking world, Colombia has tirelessly strived for spreading English education in an effort to augment economic benefits. This paper aims at providing a critical account of foreign language education policy in Colombia, with special attention to English. It outlines the impact of its…

  4. Teaching a Language. Foreign Languages in Virginia Schools, No. 2.

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    Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Foreign Language Service.

    This publication is one of a series designed to inform and assist those responsible for foreign language instruction, including teachers, administrators, supervisors, and those engaged in teacher education. The complete series serves as a curriculum guide. The format of the series is such that it can be revised so as to keep materials current.…

  5. Teaching a Language. Foreign Languages in Virginia Schools, No. 2.

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    Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Foreign Language Service.

    This publication is one of a series designed to inform and assist those responsible for foreign language instruction, including teachers, administrators, supervisors, and those engaged in teacher education. The complete series serves as a curriculum guide. The format of the series is such that it can be revised so as to keep materials current.…

  6. Foreign Language Assistance for National Security Act. Hearing on H. R. 2708 to Further the National Security and Improve the Economy of the United States by Providing Grants for the Improvement of Proficiency in Critical Languages, for the Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Foreign Language Instruction... before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary,and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    The proceedings of the hearing on proposed legislation to fund foreign language instruction in critical languages are presented. Included are the text of H.R. 2708, statements by two educators, and an assortment of prepared statements and letters. The bill provides grants for improving language instruction at all educational levels. Among the…

  7. The Foreign Language Requirement: An Alternative Program.

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    Demuth, Katherine A.; Smith, Nathaniel B.

    1987-01-01

    A new program at Boston University that identifies students who would have great difficulty fulfilling their foreign language requirement is described. This program offers an alternative sequence of courses designed to help these students achieve foreign language learning success. (LMO)

  8. Assessment Practices in Foreign Language Education: Dimension 2004. Selected Proceedings of the 2004 Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers

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    Cherry, C. Maurice, Ed.; Bradley, Lee, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    "Dimension" is the annual volume containing the selected, refereed, edited proceedings of each year's conference. On the eve of its 40th anniversary, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) plans a special series of articles on assessment within the foreign language profession. The 2004 edition of "Dimension"…

  9. Program of Studies. Foreign Languages.

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    Fairfax County Schools, VA.

    This curriculum guide describes the instructional program in foreign languages to be implemented in Fairfax County Public Schools, kindergarten through Grade 12. Section A describes the program and general goals, curriculum, and course content at levels 1-5. A general introduction to the Greek and Latin programs is also included. Introductions to…

  10. Assertive Communication for Foreign Languages.

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    Walz, Joel

    The wide assortment of books and seminars on assertiveness training shows a growing desire among people to learn how to express their feelings. This paper attempts to adapt many of these techniques to the foreign language classroom. Sixteen activities which enable students to practice communication are proposed. They encompass all levels of…

  11. Survey of Foreign Language Majors.

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    Allawala, Aslam U.; And Others

    This marketing research project was undertaken to provide the International Institute of the University of Dallas with information regarding the career perception of foreign language majors for its use in recruitment for the International Management Program. Students from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas were included in the study. Primary…

  12. Foreign Languages and the Bicentennial.

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    Loew, Helene Z.; Lyons, Kay A.

    1975-01-01

    The activities suggested here are intended to encourage the participation of teachers and students of foreign languages in celebrating the Bicentennial. These brief suggestions are grouped under the following headings: (1) community-school involvement for teachers and students; (2) research possibilities for students; (3) extracurricular…

  13. Neurology of Foreign Language Aptitude

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    Biedron, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    This state-of-the art paper focuses on the poorly explored issue of foreign language aptitude, attempting to present the latest developments in this field and reconceptualizations of the construct from the perspective of neuroscience. In accordance with this goal, it first discusses general directions in neurolinguistic research on foreign…

  14. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMMED MATERIALS--1966.

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    FIKS, ALFRED I.

    A LIST OF 26 FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IS PRESENTED. THE LIST INCLUDES SUCH INFORMATION AS PRICE, COMPLETION TIME, STUDENT LEVEL AND FORMAT OF EACH PROGRAM AND AN "ATOMY" INDEX. "ATOMY" IS DEFINED AS THE NUMBER OF FRAMES PER HOUR AND THE INDEX IS USED TO PROVIDE SOME INDICATION OF THE DEGREE OF FRACTIONATION OR ATOMIZATION OF…

  15. Foreign Language on the Block.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    The guide is designed to address concerns of North Carolina second/foreign language teachers and school administrators as they plan and implement block class scheduling. The first section outlines the rationale and special considerations for block scheduling, and offers some typical schedule options. North Carolina's instructional time…

  16. Dyslexia and learning a foreign language: a personal experience.

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    Simon, C S

    2000-01-01

    Individuals with dyslexia can expect to have difficulties learning a second language since second language learning builds on native language learning. The factors that have a negative impact on learning one's native language have a similar impact on learning a foreign language (e.g., difficulties with phonemic awareness, retrieving and processing linguistic information, working memory, metalinguistic explanations, stabilizing sound-symbol relationships). This participant observer report provides (1) a brief review of research on how dyslexia complicates learning a second language; (2) a description of how dyslexia has affected my educational experiences; (3) a description of personal experiences learning a foreign language between 1992-1998; and (4) recommendations for individuals with dyslexia who are faced with fulfilling a foreign language requirement and for their foreign language instructors.

  17. 34 CFR 657.1 - What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program?

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    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies... (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM General § 657.1 What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program? Under...

  18. Bibliographie: Moderner Fremdsprachenunterricht (Bibliography: Modern Foreign Language Instruction.

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    Informationszentrum fuer Fremdsprachenforschung, Marburg (West Germany).

    This annotated bibliography on the teaching of modern foreign languages was prepared by the West German documentation center dealing with foreign language research, a center similar to the clearinghouses in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). Most of the approximately 410 entries appeared in 1969 or 1970. The sections of the…

  19. Teachers' Judgements of Students' Foreign-Language Achievement

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    Zhu, Mingjing; Urhahne, Detlef

    2015-01-01

    Numerous studies have been conducted on the accuracy of teacher judgement in different educational areas such as mathematics, language arts and reading. Teacher judgement of students' foreign-language achievement, however, has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to examine the accuracy of teacher judgement of students' foreign-language…

  20. The Attitudinal Component of the Foreign Language Learning Process.

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    Prokop, Manfred

    The paper presents a comprehensive summary of recent research on attitudes in foreign language instruction, discusses it in the light of four functions generally thought of as being characteristic of attitudes, and comments on the usefulness of the attitude concept in foreign language education. Research on attitudes is presented on several…

  1. Personalizing Foreign Language Instruction: Learning Styles and Teaching Options.

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    Schulz, Renate A., Ed.

    This volume consists of the following papers selected from those presented at the 1977 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: (1) "Educational Cognitive Style: A Basis for Personalizing Foreign Language Instruction," by Derek N. Nunney; (2) "Discovering Student Learning Styles through Cognitive Style Mapping," by Helen S.…

  2. Applying Innovative Spirit to Multimedia Foreign Language Teaching

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    Zhu, Zhuo

    2010-01-01

    It has become many English educators' common view as well as spontaneous action to implement multimedia-assisted foreign language teaching. It is the advanced media technology that has changed the former teaching pattern. However, will such a teaching pattern achieve success? Under new circumstances, multimedia foreign language teaching seems a…

  3. Humanistic Education: A Mosaic Just Begun. An Integrative Approach to Foreign Language Teaching: Choosing among the Options. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 8.

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    Galyean, Beverly

    Humanistic education, basing much of its theory on data provided by subjective experiences, is an attempt to create new perceptual systems for understanding human beings and to make these processes available in educational settings. Humanistic education is surveyed, with the view that its component branches are organized bodies of knowledge, each…

  4. Revisiting Problems with Foreign Language Aptitude

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    Safar, Anna; Kormos, Judit

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated three of the issues recently raised in connection with the traditional concept of foreign language aptitude: the relationship between foreign language aptitude and working memory and phonological short-term memory capacity, the role of foreign language aptitude in predicting success in the framework of focus-on-form foreign…

  5. Incidental Foreign Language Acquisition from Media Exposure

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    Kuppens, An H.

    2010-01-01

    A number of experimental studies have demonstrated the incidental acquisition of a foreign language by children and adolescents when watching foreign language television. While such experiments can only establish short-term effects, this article investigates the extent to which children's foreign language skills benefit from their long-term…

  6. The Influence of First-Language Bidialectism in Foreign-Language Classrooms: Observations from Cyprus

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    Yiakoumetti, Androula; Mina, Marina

    2011-01-01

    The sociolinguistic phenomenon of bidialectism can significantly influence foreign-language learning. This study provides empirical evidence (drawn from the Greek Cypriot bidialectal community) for this influence and it supports the recommendation that foreign-language educators be trained in language-variation issues. The study's methodological…

  7. Foreign language reading and spelling in gifted students with dyslexia in secondary education.

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    van Viersen, Sietske; de Bree, Elise H; Kalee, Lilian; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H; de Jong, Peter F

    2017-01-01

    A few studies suggest that gifted children with dyslexia have better literacy skills than averagely intelligent children with dyslexia. This finding aligns with the hypothesis that giftedness-related factors provide compensation for poor reading. The present study investigated whether, as in the native language (NL), the level of foreign language (FL) literacy of gifted students with dyslexia is higher than the literacy level of averagely intelligent students with dyslexia and whether this difference can be accounted for by the difference in their NL literacy level. The sample consisted of 148 Dutch native speaking secondary school students divided in four groups: dyslexia, gifted/dyslexia, typically developing (TD), and gifted. All students were assessed on word reading and orthographic knowledge in Dutch and English when they were in 7th or 8th grade. A subsample (n = 71) was (re)assessed on Dutch, English, French, and German literacy one year later. Results showed that Dutch gifted students with dyslexia have higher NL literacy levels than averagely intelligent students with dyslexia. As in the NL, a stepwise pattern of group differences was found for English word reading and spelling, i.e., dyslexia < gifted/dyslexia < TD < gifted. However, it was not found for French and German literacy performance. These results point towards compensation: the higher English literacy levels of gifted/dyslexic students compared to their averagely intelligent dyslexic peers result from mechanisms that are unique to English as a FL. Differences in results between FLs are discussed in terms of variation in orthographic transparency and exposure.

  8. Relationship among Iranian EFL Students' Foreign Language Anxiety, Foreign Language Listening Anxiety and Their Listening Comprehension

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    Serraj, Samaneh; Noordin, Noreen Bt.

    2013-01-01

    Anxiety is an influential factor in a foreign language learning domain and plays a crucial role in language learners' performance. The following study was conducted to explore the possible impact of Foreign Language Anxiety and Foreign Language Listening Anxiety on language learners' listening skill. The researcher was interested to know the…

  9. A regionalized perinatal continuing education programme: successful adaptation to a foreign health care system and language.

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    Kattwinkel, J; Nowacek, G; Cook, L J; Pietrzyk, J; Borkowski, V; Karasinska-Urbanik, O; Molicki, J; Godlewska, Z; Rozanski, B

    1997-05-01

    Much of the decline in perinatal mortality over the past two decades in the United States has been attributed to regionalization of perinatal care. Outreach education from regional medical centres to community hospitals is an essential component of regionalization. The Perinatal Continuing Education Program (PCEP) has been successfully used for outreach education in more than 30 states since 1979. This project tested the efficacy of implementing the PCEP strategy in Poland. PCEP was adapted to Polish conditions, translated, and implemented in four phases. The scheme allowed gradual transfer of ownership to Polish leaders and use of the existing regional structure to disseminate information from regional centres to community hospitals. Evaluation included measures of programme use (participation and completion rates) and acceptance (participant evaluation forms), cognitive knowledge (pre- vs. post-tests), and patient care (chart reviews). Of 2093 doctors, nurses and midwives who began, 1615 (77%) completed the programme, with higher completion by regional centre than community hospital staff. All participant groups responded favourably to the materials and expressed moderate confidence in their mastery of the information and skills. Test scores improved significantly for all phases and for all disciplines, with baseline and final scores consistent with degrees of previous professional education. Large baseline and inter-hospital variations in chart review data restricted analysis of care practices. A comprehensive perinatal education programme can be successfully transferred to a foreign health care system. We believe the following to be particularly important: multidisciplinary instructors and students; a self-instructional format; content aimed at practice rather than theory; and an organized implementation strategy co-ordinated by local personnel.

  10. Moodling English Language Education

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    Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…

  11. Moodling English Language Education

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    Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…

  12. Developments in Language Education.

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    Clark, John L. D.

    This report discusses three recent developments in foreign and second language education. The first is the "proficiency movement," which is leading teachers and curriculum planners to find effective ways of measuring functional language proficiency and of bringing students to pragmatically useful levels of speaking, listening, reading,…

  13. [Union-Endicott Schools: Foreign Language Program.

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    O'Connell, Raymond S.

    This brochure describing language programs to both parents and prospective high school language students in Endicott, New York focuses on developing student motivation and interest. Topics discussed include: (1) reasons for studying foreign language, (2) stages of foreign language learning, (3) course offerings, (4) homework, and (5) examinations.…

  14. The Foreign Language Feature Film and Language Teaching Activities.

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    Chappell, Martin

    1986-01-01

    Analysis of foreign language films, featuring consideration of film sequence, image and film analysis, and literary adaptation, is an effective teaching activity with foreign language students. An example illustrates film analysis activities in a first-year French class. (CB)

  15. The Foreign Language Feature Film and Language Teaching Activities.

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    Chappell, Martin

    1986-01-01

    Analysis of foreign language films, featuring consideration of film sequence, image and film analysis, and literary adaptation, is an effective teaching activity with foreign language students. An example illustrates film analysis activities in a first-year French class. (CB)

  16. A Case Study on the Problems and Suggestions in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning at Higher Education

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    Unal, Menderes; Ilhan, Elif

    2017-01-01

    This study explores and identifies some reasons for the problems of foreign language learning (English) and teaching from the perspective of instructors and learners using the case study model. The data of the study was gathered by a semi-structured interview form, and the study group of the research was composed of English language instructors…

  17. Ugly Ducklings or Beautiful Swans? Exploring the Truths of Hard of Hearing Students' Foreign Language Learning Experiences in the Postsecondary Education

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    Liao, Yi-hung

    2010-01-01

    This study examines how specific experiences of disability (i.e. hearing loss) come into being and how they are articulated within foreign language educational practices. It particularly explores issues of social justice and equity regarding the discursive embracement of power relations and situated contextualization of hard-of-hearing students'…

  18. The Future Impact of Technology on Education in Foreign Languages. Working Paper for the Steering Committee of the MLA/FLP '70's.

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    Rivers, Wilga M.

    The last decade has witnessed considerable advances in the development of hardware for foreign language teaching; yet advances in the production of software, which demands tremendous outlays of time, imagination, and energy, have not kept pace. In order to tap the potential of instructional machines, educators must attempt to obviate the economic…

  19. The Implementation of Industrial Training in Tertiary Education in Malaysia: Objectives, Realisations and Outputs in the Case of Foreign Language Students

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    Machart, Régis

    2017-01-01

    The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…

  20. The Implementation of Industrial Training in Tertiary Education in Malaysia: Objectives, Realisations and Outputs in the Case of Foreign Language Students

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    Machart, Régis

    2017-01-01

    The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…

  1. Ugly Ducklings or Beautiful Swans? Exploring the Truths of Hard of Hearing Students' Foreign Language Learning Experiences in the Postsecondary Education

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    Liao, Yi-hung

    2010-01-01

    This study examines how specific experiences of disability (i.e. hearing loss) come into being and how they are articulated within foreign language educational practices. It particularly explores issues of social justice and equity regarding the discursive embracement of power relations and situated contextualization of hard-of-hearing students'…

  2. The Role of Foreign Languages in Developing the Resources of Illinois.

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    Hoegl, Juergen K.

    Leaders in government and business are expressing a need for stronger programs in foreign language education that address national and state needs in defense, diplomacy, and commerce. The deterioration in foreign language capabilities in the United States results from declining participation in foreign language and cultural education. No concrete…

  3. Doctoral Degrees Granted in Foreign Languages in the United States: 1994.

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    Benseler, David P.; Scinicariello, Sharon Guinn

    1995-01-01

    Provides the institution, author, dissertation title, and dissertation director for doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in the United States in 1994. Entries are grouped by subject. (MDM)

  4. Doctoral Degrees Granted in Foreign Languages in the United States: 1982.

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    Benseler, David P.

    1983-01-01

    Provides a listing of doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in 1982. Entries are ordered by (1) major field, (2) institution, (3) dissertation author, (4) dissertation title, and (5) dissertation supervisor. (EKN)

  5. Doctoral Degrees Granted in Foreign Language in the United States: 1981.

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    Benseler, David P.

    1982-01-01

    Lists the doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literature, culture, linguistics, and foreign language education in 1981. The order of entries is major field or area of specialization, institution, author, title of dissertation, and director or supervisor of dissertation. (EKN)

  6. GO FLEFO: An Electronic Network for the Foreign Language Profession.

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    Ervin, Gerard

    1988-01-01

    Describes the general workings of CompuServe, an international linkage and reference library service, and its FLEFO (Foreign Language Education Forum), which offers an electronic mail service, bulletin board, data libraries, and online conferencing. (CB)

  7. First Language and Target Language in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Littlewood, William; Yu, Baohua

    2011-01-01

    For many decades, foreign language teaching has been dominated by the principle that teachers should use only the target language (TL) and avoid using the mother tongue (L1) except as a last resort. However, reports show that teachers make extensive use of the L1. This paper illustrates this discrepancy and considers some main reasons for it. It…

  8. "Pre-Language" and Foreign Language Mini-Courses.

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    Bar-Lev, Zev

    An examination is made of a foreign language teaching concept called pre-language that attempts to help foreign language students increase their speaking confidence and speaking abilities in the new language. The teaching method is designed for four distinct environments, including: (1) an independent mini-course for tourists or emergency needs;…

  9. Foreign Language Requirement? Why Not American Sign Language? ERIC Digests

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    Wilcox, Sherman

    A discussion focusing on whether American Sign Language (ASL) should be accepted in fulfillment of university foreign language requirements attempts to dispel misconceptions about the language; and to show that ASL can provide the same benefits as the study of more traditional foreign languages, including the opportunity to communicate in another…

  10. Foreign Language Immersion Programs. ERIC Digest.

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    Met, Myriam

    Immersion is defined as a method of foreign language instruction in which the regular school curriculum is taught through the medium of the language. The foreign language is the vehicle for content instruction; it is not the subject of instruction. Different questions pertaining to the following subjects are answered: (1) long-range goals of a…

  11. Foreign Language Study and the Brain.

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    LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Provides information on foreign language study and the brain and highlights a Web site called Foreign Language Study and the Brain. The Web site is in Spanish and English and provides information on brain-sensitive activities that foster memory storage and language retrieval. Recent research on the brain and general recommendations for classroom…

  12. Foreign Language Methodology Conference Workshop Reports, 1976.

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    Carranza, Jose M., Ed.; Whitmer, Robert L., Ed.

    This collection resulting from a workshop on language teaching methodology contains the following papers: (1) "The Role of Culture in Foreign Language Learning," by N. Brooks; (2) "Guidelines and Ideas to Boost the Enrollment in Foreign Language Courses," by L.F. Gonzalez-Cruz; "Cooking in the Classroom," by K. Boykin; (4) "Performance Based…

  13. Using a Foreign Language Changes Our Choices.

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    Hayakawa, Sayuri; Costa, Albert; Foucart, Alice; Keysar, Boaz

    2016-11-01

    A growing literature demonstrates that using a foreign language affects choice. This is surprising because if people understand their options, choice should be language independent. Here, we review the impact of using a foreign language on risk, inference, and morality, and discuss potential explanations, including reduced emotion, psychological distance, and increased deliberation.

  14. Foreign Language Methodology Conference Workshop Reports, 1976.

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    Carranza, Jose M., Ed.; Whitmer, Robert L., Ed.

    This collection resulting from a workshop on language teaching methodology contains the following papers: (1) "The Role of Culture in Foreign Language Learning," by N. Brooks; (2) "Guidelines and Ideas to Boost the Enrollment in Foreign Language Courses," by L.F. Gonzalez-Cruz; "Cooking in the Classroom," by K. Boykin; (4) "Performance Based…

  15. From Politics to Policy: Rethinking the Relationship between Language Centres and Modern Foreign Language Departments

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    Dlaska, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    One of the key recommendations of the Worton Review of Modern Foreign Languages provision in higher education in England (2009) is more effective collaboration between language centres and language departments. This paper presents a fully integrated model of such collaboration and develops recommendations for language centres and language…

  16. Transfer and Generalizability of Foreign Language Learning

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    2009-02-01

    language acquisition confers benefits for further language learning, but that these benefits do not accrue automatically. This has led some toward...more conservative conclusions about the role of bilingualism in third language acquisition (TLA) (Jessner, 1999, 2008). According to Jessner (2008...but this level of achievement is certainly not the norm in adult foreign language acquisition . Second, language acquisition in children is much

  17. Foreign Languages: Early Language Learning, Standards for Teacher Preparation, National Security.

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    Poliakoff, Anne Rogers, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This collection of papers makes the case for early and sustained foreign language education as part of the core K-12 curriculum, and for training teachers prepared to create such an education for their students. "Early Language Learning: A National Necessity" (Christine L. Brown), discusses the importance of early language learning, resources for…

  18. [He that knows nothing doubts nothing: availability of foreign language patient education material for immigrant patients in Germany - a survey].

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    Bungartz, Jessica; Szecsenyi, Joachim; Joos, Stefanie

    2011-01-01

    Patients with little knowledge of the German language have a special need for information. Due to language barriers they behave more passively in medical encounter, have a poorer knowledge about their disease and are generally less satisfied with their medical care. Foreign language patient information material could bridge the gap between medical consultation and the patients' self-responsibility and involve patients more actively in the treatment process. Based on extensive research in several areas (internet, clinic and practice leaflets, drug patient information leaflets) the present article illustrates that in all these areas foreign language patient information is very poorly available compared to German material. The reinforcement of the development of such material could lead to a higher involvement of immigrant patients' in the decision-making process, higher rates of patient safety and satisfaction and, overall, to a better quality of care for all patient groups in Germany.

  19. Teaching for Proficiency, the Organizing Principle. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Higgs, Theodore V., Ed.

    A collection of reports and case studies of second language instruction for proficiency includes: "Language Teaching and the Quest for the Holy Grail" (Theodore V. Higgs); "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines: A Historical Perspective" (Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro); "The Proficiency-Oriented Classroom" (Alice C. Omaggio);…

  20. Teaching for Proficiency, the Organizing Principle. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.

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    Higgs, Theodore V., Ed.

    A collection of reports and case studies of second language instruction for proficiency includes: "Language Teaching and the Quest for the Holy Grail" (Theodore V. Higgs); "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines: A Historical Perspective" (Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro); "The Proficiency-Oriented Classroom" (Alice C. Omaggio);…

  1. The Foreign Language Learner in Today's Classroom Environment. Northeast Conference Reports.

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    Born, Warren C., Ed.

    The following papers on the current status of the foreign language teaching profession are included: (1) "The View on the Way Up: A Wider Perspective," by Wilga M. Rivers; (2) "Educational Goals: The Foreign Language Teacher's Response," also by Rivers; (3) "Cindy: A Learner in Today's Foreign Language Classroom," by Carol Hosenfeld; and (4) "The…

  2. President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies: Background Papers and Studies.

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    President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, Washington, DC.

    The following reports by various authors concerning foreign languages and international studies are included: (1) a personal statement on international education by Betty Bullard; (2) "Foreign Languages in the American School"; (3) "High Schools for Foreign Language and International Studies: An Interagency Paper"; (4)…

  3. Perspectives on English Education in the Japanese Public School System: The Views of Foreign Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs)

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    Amaki, Yuki

    2008-01-01

    Public school students in Japan must take English as a required subject for three years in junior high school and for three more years in senior high school. In spite of the amount of classroom time invested, and in spite of the available learning support services, the foreign Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) system included, the English…

  4. Cooperative Autonomy in Online Lingua Franca Exchanges: A Case Study on Foreign Language Education in Secondary Schools

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    Hoffstaedter, Petra; Kohn, Kurt

    2016-01-01

    We report on a case study on pedagogical affordances of intercultural telecollaboration for authentic communication practice and competence development in the local foreign language. Focus is on spoken and written conversations involving pairs of secondary school pupils of different linguacultural backgrounds. Particular attention is given to…

  5. Research Self-Efficacy Sources and Research Motivation in a Foreign Language University Faculty in Mexico: Implications for Educational Policy

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    Reyes-Cruz, María del Rosario; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián

    2016-01-01

    The research self-efficacy and motivation of foreign language (FL) faculty in periphery countries is under-researched, yet there is a need to understand the impact of public policies that drive such faculty to conduct research. This paper reports a qualitative case study investigating research self-efficacy and research motivation in a group of…

  6. Research Self-Efficacy Sources and Research Motivation in a Foreign Language University Faculty in Mexico: Implications for Educational Policy

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    Reyes-Cruz, María del Rosario; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián

    2016-01-01

    The research self-efficacy and motivation of foreign language (FL) faculty in periphery countries is under-researched, yet there is a need to understand the impact of public policies that drive such faculty to conduct research. This paper reports a qualitative case study investigating research self-efficacy and research motivation in a group of…

  7. The Role of Private Speech in Cognitive Regulation of Learners: The Case of English as a Foreign Language Education

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    Sarab, Mohamad Reza Anani; Gordani, Yahya

    2015-01-01

    Investigations into the use of private speech by adult English foreign language (EFL) learners in regulating their mental activities have been an interesting area of research with a sociocultural framework. Following this line of research, 30 advanced adult EFL learners were selected via the administration of Oxford quick placement test and took a…

  8. The Role of Private Speech in Cognitive Regulation of Learners: The Case of English as a Foreign Language Education

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    Sarab, Mohamad Reza Anani; Gordani, Yahya

    2015-01-01

    Investigations into the use of private speech by adult English foreign language (EFL) learners in regulating their mental activities have been an interesting area of research with a sociocultural framework. Following this line of research, 30 advanced adult EFL learners were selected via the administration of Oxford quick placement test and took a…

  9. Differentiation Strategies Relating to the Inclusion of a Student with a Severe Visual Impairment in Higher Education (Modern Foreign Languages)

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    Lewin-Jones, Jenny; Hodgson, Joe

    2004-01-01

    A teacher of modern foreign languages (MFL) and a teacher of the visually impaired working in a university college explore and examine the needs of a student with a severe visual impairment embarking upon a course in German. This article sets out to illustrate the needs of both the student and the teachers. It also reflects upon some of the…

  10. Language anxiety and proficiency in a foreign language.

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    Sparks, R L; Ganschow, L; Artzer, M; Siebenhar, D; Plageman, M

    1997-10-01

    Study examined the extent to which there would be differences in oral and written proficiency in a foreign language among groups of low-, average-, and high-anxious high school students. Participants were 60 girls attending a single-sex, college-preparatory high school and completing the second year of a foreign language course. Analysis showed over-all differences on measures of proficiency in the foreign language among the three groups. The results support the hypothesis that anxiety about foreign language learning is likely to represent students' differences in language learning.

  11. Common Terms in Second Language Education.

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    Snow, Marguerite Ann

    This glossary defines terms commonly used in second language education, including the subfields of foreign language education, bilingual education, and English as a second language. Its purpose is to minimize confusion about the use of the terms. The terms include: language/linguistic majority student; language/linguistic minority student; limited…

  12. Ecospirituality in Public Foreign Language Education: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Transformative World Language Learning Approach

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    Goulah, Jason

    2011-01-01

    This critical instrumental case study examines a transformative world language learning approach to a unit on culture in an introductory Japanese class in a public high school. Couched in recent post-9/11 language "policy" debates, which strikingly lack mention of religion, spirituality, or environmental issues of climate change and…

  13. Ecospirituality in Public Foreign Language Education: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Transformative World Language Learning Approach

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    Goulah, Jason

    2011-01-01

    This critical instrumental case study examines a transformative world language learning approach to a unit on culture in an introductory Japanese class in a public high school. Couched in recent post-9/11 language "policy" debates, which strikingly lack mention of religion, spirituality, or environmental issues of climate change and…

  14. Effective Foreign Language Teaching: Perceptions of Prospective English Language Teachers

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    Demiroz, Hakan; Yesilyurt, Savas

    2015-01-01

    Studies conducted so far have mainly focused on investigating the characteristics of effective foreign language teachers to understand the role of teacher effectiveness in the process of language learning, while there is scarcity of studies focusing on the perceptions of the characteristics of effective foreign language teaching of the students of…

  15. Anxiety About Foreign Language Learning among High School Women.

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    Ganschow, Leonore; Sparks, Richard

    1996-01-01

    Examines the relationship between anxiety and native-language skill and foreign-language aptitude measures among high school foreign-language learners using the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS). Findings suggest that skill in one's native language may affect aptitude for learning a foreign language and that the FLCAS may provide an…

  16. Foreign Language Camps at the College Level.

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    Griswold, Jean S.

    Information on Colorado State University's foreign language camps for college students is presented. Advantages of the following two models for camps are identified: a single language camp, and a combination multi-language camp with four languages (Spanish, French, German, and Chinese). Features of the camps include: speaking in the foreign…

  17. Students' Attitude Toward Foreign Language (SAFL).

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    Sutarso, Pudjiati

    This study investigated variables associated with students' attitudes about second language use and second language learning. Subjects were 173 university students in foreign language classes. The questionnaire consisted of 27 Likert-type statements addressing such issues in language learning as performance anxiety, self-confidence, interest in…

  18. Breaking Magic: Foreign Language Suppresses Superstition.

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    Hadjichristidis, Constantinos; Geipel, Janet; Surian, Luca

    2017-08-24

    In three studies we found that reading information in a foreign language can suppress common superstitious beliefs. Participants read scenarios either in their native or a foreign language. In each scenario, participants were asked to imagine performing an action (e.g., submitting a job application) under a superstitious circumstance (e.g., broken mirror; four-leaf clover) and to rate how they would feel. Overall, foreign language prompted less negative feelings towards bad-luck scenarios, less positive feelings towards good-luck scenarios, while it exerted no influence on non-superstitious, control scenarios. We attribute these findings to language-dependent memory. Superstitious beliefs are typically acquired and used in contexts involving the native language. As a result, the native language evokes them more forcefully than a foreign language.

  19. Government Jobs and Careers in Foreign Languages.

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    Leaver, Betty Lou

    A discussion of foreign-language-related jobs available in federal government agencies describes the extent and types of opportunities and suggests methods to use in preparing and applying for them. There are many diverse opportunities for foreign language students in the federal government, but many are hard to locate from the outside, rarely…

  20. Internet Anxiety among Foreign Language Learners

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    Aydin, Selami

    2011-01-01

    Little attention has been paid to the demotivating potential of new technologies in foreign language research. Thus, this study aims to investigate Internet anxiety among foreign language learners and to determine the relationships between Internet anxiety and certain variables. A background questionnaire, an Internet information test, and an…

  1. NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING.

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    HAYES, ALFRED S.

    FOUR NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE OF USING INSIGHTS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES TO STIMULATE NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS. FIRST, FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS AND METHODS MUST BE BASED ON ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISONS OF THE SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATIVE SIGNALS WHICH PEOPLE PRODUCE AND…

  2. The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP)

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    Richey, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

    This article features the Foreign Language Assistance Program, also known as FLAP, which holds the distinction as the only federally funded program that exclusively targets foreign language instruction in elementary and secondary schools. Funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind, FLAP provides 3-year grants to states and local school districts…

  3. Speech Act Theory and Foreign Language Learning.

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    Coombs, Virginia M.

    This paper discusses how an understanding of speech acts contributes to the communicative competence in foreign language learning. Reviewing John Searle's five categories of speech acts (1976), the directive is discussed in terms of its manifestations in various foreign languages. Examples of directives in English, German, French, and Spanish are…

  4. Foreign Language Learning Difficulties and Teaching Strategies

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    Banks, Tiffini

    2008-01-01

    Beginning foreign language (FL) courses in high school often have high numbers of learning disabled (LED) and at-risk students, perhaps because many students who are considered to be college bound begin foreign language study in middle school. This paper examines FL difficulties as well as effective strategies that others have used to conquer…

  5. Internet Anxiety among Foreign Language Learners

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    Aydin, Selami

    2011-01-01

    Little attention has been paid to the demotivating potential of new technologies in foreign language research. Thus, this study aims to investigate Internet anxiety among foreign language learners and to determine the relationships between Internet anxiety and certain variables. A background questionnaire, an Internet information test, and an…

  6. Using Microcomputer Word Processors for Foreign Languages.

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    Smith, Kim L.

    1984-01-01

    Describes the programs and modifications needed to do word processing using foreign language characters. One such program, Screenwriter, uses soft character sets -- character sets which can be designed by the program user. This program has a word processing power combined with a foreign language capability that would allow any person to work with…

  7. Foreign Language Camps: A Success Story.

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    Shrum, Judith

    The foreign language camps, operated by Virginia Tech since 1981, offer high school students a one-week foreign language experience in French, German, or Spanish. The camps bring together native speakers, high school students and teachers, and university students and faculty to experience learning situations similar to those encountered in a…

  8. How Early Can We Efficiently Start Teaching a Foreign Language?

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    Dolean, Dacian Dorin

    2015-01-01

    The appropriateness of early childhood foreign language education is occasionally a debatable subject among parents, educators, public education administrators and policymakers. A large body of research has been done on this subject and conclusions sometimes appear contradictory. This article first reviews briefly the importance of learning a…

  9. How Early Can We Efficiently Start Teaching a Foreign Language?

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    Dolean, Dacian Dorin

    2015-01-01

    The appropriateness of early childhood foreign language education is occasionally a debatable subject among parents, educators, public education administrators and policymakers. A large body of research has been done on this subject and conclusions sometimes appear contradictory. This article first reviews briefly the importance of learning a…

  10. Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Education and Development: Focus on English as a Foreign Language in China

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    Xu, Shijing; Connelly, F. Michael

    2009-01-01

    Teacher education and development takes place within an encompassing local system of education and ongoing forms of school improvement. Critical to successful teacher development when Western ideas are being adopted in other cultures is narratively linking development programmes to this local education system, such as in China, and to its…

  11. Foreign Language Effect and Psychological Distance.

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    Shin, Hong Im; Kim, Juyoung

    2017-05-17

    Does using a foreign language result in forming different moral decisions than using our mother tongue? Two studies were conducted to investigate whether there is a relationship between foreign language effects (differences between native vs. foreign language conditions) and psychological distance. Study 1 tested four moral dilemmas adapted from Greene et al. (Cognition 107: 1144-1155, 2008). Non-fluent Korean-English bilingual participants (N = 161) indicated decisions regarding four moral dilemmas in either Korean or English languages. The study found that for personal moral conflict situations, in which emotion and automatic intuition were more important than deliberation, there were significant differences in ratios of utilitarian decisions between the native language (L1) and the foreign language (L2) conditions. The participants tended to make more utilitarian decisions in L2 than in L1, which implies reduced emotionality in L2. Study 2 examined whether the psychological distance increased using the foreign language (English) utilizing an automatic self-test. Nonproficient Korean-English bilinguals (N = 26) formed associations between three kinds of geometric shapes (ellipses, rectangles and triangles) and three kinds of labels ('me', 'friends' and 'others'). The results of the study found the self-bias effect decreased when labels were presented in the foreign language (in English). This implies that the foreign language effect resulted from the reduced emotional response, and deliberation in decision making which may result from increased psychological distance.

  12. Wikis for Building Content Knowledge in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Pellet, Stephanie H.

    2012-01-01

    Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…

  13. Beliefs about Foreign Language Learning and Their Relationship to Gender

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    Daif-Allah, Ayman Sabry

    2012-01-01

    Learners' beliefs about foreign language learning have been stressed in educational research because they are regarded as fundamental to learners' progress (e.g. Altan, 2012; Russell, 2009; Rieger, 2009; Kormos & Csizér, 2008;). This paper deals with the results of a research project conducted among first-year English language majors studying…

  14. Award-Winning Foreign Language Programs: Prescriptions for Success.

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    Sims, William D.; Hammond, Sandra B.

    The study reviews 50 foreign language programs in the United States that are said to be both inspirational and useful for providing concrete information about the creation and preservation of successful language programs. The programs cited are exemplary and can serve as models for educators and administrators to study and visit. Program selection…

  15. Restructuring a Traditional Foreign Language Program for Oral Proficiency.

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    Camara-Norman, Filisha; And Others

    The restructuring of the Romance language program at Howard University to improve oral proficiency involved modification of goals, syllabi, classroom activities, and testing. Goals were adapted to American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)/Educational Testing Service (ETS) guidelines for oral proficiency. Assessment of French…

  16. Modern Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching: World Experience

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    Shumskyi, Oleksandr

    2016-01-01

    The problem of applying communicative approach to foreign language teaching of students in non-language departments of higher education institutions in a number of countries has been analyzed in the paper. The brief overview of main historic milestones in the development of communicative approach has been presented. It has been found out that…

  17. State-Wide Collaborative Efforts for Teaching Foreign Languages.

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    Johnstone, Tamara S., Comp.

    This report summarizes the results of a survey undertaken by the Joint National Committee for Languages to determine the existence of collaborative efforts in foreign language study and international education that might serve as representative models for other states. Of the 40 states that responded to the survey, 26 reported having academic and…

  18. Common Problems of Mobile Applications for Foreign Language Testing

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    Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal-Royo, Teresa; Lopez, Jose Luis Gimenez

    2011-01-01

    As the use of mobile learning educational applications has become more common anywhere in the world, new concerns have appeared in the classroom, human interaction in software engineering and ergonomics. new tests of foreign languages for a number of purposes have become more and more common recently. However, studies interrelating language tests…

  19. Integrating Faith and Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Binkley, Susan Carpenter

    2007-01-01

    Among the biggest challenges of teaching at a Christian institution of higher education is determining how best to integrate issues of faith into our teaching. Beginning level foreign language classes pose unique challenges for this integration because the students' language skills do not allow them to engage in extended discourse. Referring to…

  20. Wikis for Building Content Knowledge in the Foreign Language Classroom

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    Pellet, Stephanie H.

    2012-01-01

    Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…

  1. Modern Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching: World Experience

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    Shumskyi, Oleksandr

    2016-01-01

    The problem of applying communicative approach to foreign language teaching of students in non-language departments of higher education institutions in a number of countries has been analyzed in the paper. The brief overview of main historic milestones in the development of communicative approach has been presented. It has been found out that…

  2. Quantum Linguistics and Didactics of Foreign Language Intensive Teaching

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    Natarelli, Larissa I.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on quantum linguistics, a sub-field of philosophy of language, preoccupied with studying of the processes on a virtual drive of the human mind: patterns and dynamics of thoughts, verbal and non-verbal codification, cultural conditioning, and foreign language acquisition. While adopting an educational perspective fitting…

  3. Quantum Linguistics and Didactics of Foreign Language Intensive Teaching

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    Natarelli, Larissa I.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on quantum linguistics, a sub-field of philosophy of language, preoccupied with studying of the processes on a virtual drive of the human mind: patterns and dynamics of thoughts, verbal and non-verbal codification, cultural conditioning, and foreign language acquisition. While adopting an educational perspective fitting…

  4. Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

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    American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Yonkers, NY.

    This book sets forth and explain a multitude of standards for foreign language education focusing on the "five Cs": communication in languages other than English; gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures; connecting with other disciplines and acquiring information; learning to compare and develop insights into the nature of…

  5. Foreign Films in the Classroom: Gateway to Language and Culture

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    Harrison, Lucia Guzzi

    2009-01-01

    The teaching of culture has become gradually more significant for all teachers involved in language education; it has been referred as the "hidden curriculum" of foreign language teaching. Because of limited time available in the classroom and curriculum constraints, the inclusion of cultural lessons often comes second to the teaching of…

  6. Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities, and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education

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    Ter Horst, Eleanor E.; Pearce, Joshua M.

    2010-01-01

    This article describes an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the study of German language with instruction in environmental issues (sustainable development). The project, involving both an independent study and a classroom unit, allowed students to make connections between disciplines, establish contact with German-speaking communities…

  7. Functional Foreign Language Literacy for Higher Education and Research: The Case of French in Nigerian Universities

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    Uhuegbu, Alozie R.; Edung, Mike T. U.

    2015-01-01

    African nations have always considered the knowledge of each other's official language, principally English and French, as a means for their scientists to exchange their research work and findings with their counterparts across the linguistic barriers on the continent and in the world, and thereby hasten the pace of national development. Nigerian…

  8. Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities, and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education

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    Ter Horst, Eleanor E.; Pearce, Joshua M.

    2010-01-01

    This article describes an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the study of German language with instruction in environmental issues (sustainable development). The project, involving both an independent study and a classroom unit, allowed students to make connections between disciplines, establish contact with German-speaking communities…

  9. Proceedings for the Texas Foreign Language [Education] Conference (Austin, Texas, March 31-April 1, 2000).

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    Carpenter, Mark, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    Articles in this issue include the following: "Chat in EFL: Communicative Humanistic Acculturation Techniques" (Daniel Evans); "Task Interpretation and Task Effectiveness: A Vygotskian Analysis of a French L2 Classroom Task" (Lindsy Myers); "Envisioning a Standards-Based Methods Course: Preparing Second Language Educators…

  10. Functional Foreign Language Literacy for Higher Education and Research: The Case of French in Nigerian Universities

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    Uhuegbu, Alozie R.; Edung, Mike T. U.

    2015-01-01

    African nations have always considered the knowledge of each other's official language, principally English and French, as a means for their scientists to exchange their research work and findings with their counterparts across the linguistic barriers on the continent and in the world, and thereby hasten the pace of national development. Nigerian…

  11. The Role of Culture in Foreign Language Education. Q&A.

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    Morain, Genelle

    Those who warn that the United States is handicapped by a state of international illiteracy are concerned both that Americans are unable to communicate in other languages and that most are unprepared to operate with sensitivity in cross-cultural situations. Culture refers to the view of the world shared by members of a group, the patterns of…

  12. Foreign aid for education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tilak, Jandhyala B. G.

    1988-09-01

    Education has only recently received development finances from the international donor community. This change has been more or less concurrent with the `human investment revolution in economic thought' initiated by Theodore Schultz. This paper surveys the shifting trends in educational aid, its problems and prospects. It discusses three divergent views held in developing countries: (a) that aid is beneficial to their educational development, (b) that it helps only the donor country, and (c) that despite negative experiences it has the potential of helping the recipient. The article begins by describing the complex international donor community, attempts in section 2 to answer the question why aid should be given to education in preference to other sectors, in section 3 considers trends in the growth of educational aid, and in section 4 the overall impact of aid on educational development, and concludes with some general observations on improving the effects of foreign aid on education.

  13. From Early Starters to Late Finishers? A Longitudinal Study of Early Foreign Language Learning in School

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    Jaekel, Nils; Schurig, Michael; Florian, Merle; Ritter, Markus

    2017-01-01

    Foreign language education has now been implemented at the elementary school level across Europe, and early foreign language education has gained traction following language policies set by the European Commission. The long-term effects of an early start, however, have not received ample scientific scrutiny. The present study assessed early…

  14. Metacognition and Second/Foreign Language Learning

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    Raoofi, Saeid; Chan, Swee Heng; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Rashid, Sabariah Md

    2014-01-01

    Metacognition appears to be a significant contributor to success in second language (SL) and foreign language (FL) learning. This study seeks to investigate empirical research on the role metacognition plays in language learning by focusing on the following research questions: first, to what extent does metacognition affect SL/FL learning? Second,…

  15. Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom.

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    Brooks, Nelson

    1965-01-01

    An attempt is made to define and describe culture for foreign language teachers, particularly those involved in the earlier phases of instruction. Reasons advanced for the inclusion of culture in language study center around the light it sheds on the real meanings of the target language. Projects, activities, and reports on culture in the language…

  16. Beliefs and Emotions in Foreign Language Learning

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    Aragao, Rodrigo

    2011-01-01

    From the argument that in languaging worlds are created (Aragao, 2005; Kalaja, 1995, 2003; Maturana and Varela, 2001; Nunez, 1997), this article aims at reflecting about the relationship between emotions and beliefs in foreign language learning. It is argued that beliefs and emotions in language learning/teaching are inter-related and can be…

  17. Conceptualising "Communication" in Foreign Language Instruction

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    Eisenchlas, Susana

    2010-01-01

    The emergence of communicative language teaching as the dominant paradigm in foreign language pedagogy cast "communication" in a central role in language acquisition, both as an aim and as a medium of instruction. Despite its centrality, the concept of "communication" is generally taken as widely understood and is seldom defined. This paper…

  18. Foreign Language Houses: Identities in Transition

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    Bown, Jennifer; Dewey, Dan P.; Martinsen, Rob A.; Baker, Wendy

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the lived experience of students participating in foreign language houses to improve their skills in Russian, French, or Japanese. American students residing in apartments with other language learners and a native-speaking resident facilitator were required to speak with one another exclusively in the target language and…

  19. Conceptualising "Communication" in Foreign Language Instruction

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    Eisenchlas, Susana

    2010-01-01

    The emergence of communicative language teaching as the dominant paradigm in foreign language pedagogy cast "communication" in a central role in language acquisition, both as an aim and as a medium of instruction. Despite its centrality, the concept of "communication" is generally taken as widely understood and is seldom defined. This paper…

  20. Aptitude for Learning a Foreign Language.

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    Sparks, Richard; Ganschow, Leonore

    2001-01-01

    Review research on foreign language aptitude and its measurement prior to 1990. Describes research areas in the 1990s, including affective variables, language learning strategies, learning styles as contributors to aptitude and aptitude as a cognitive construct affected by language variables. Reviews research on individual differences and the…

  1. Electronic Mail in Foreign Language Learning Revisited.

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    Gonzalez-Bueno, Manuela; Perez, Luisa

    The interest in the effects of computer-mediated communication on language learning has increased in recent years. It is asserted by proponents that use of e-mail in second language learning promotes more effective discourse management, the use of more foreign language functions, and greater levels of student participation. E-mail puts learners in…

  2. Beliefs and Emotions in Foreign Language Learning

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    Aragao, Rodrigo

    2011-01-01

    From the argument that in languaging worlds are created (Aragao, 2005; Kalaja, 1995, 2003; Maturana and Varela, 2001; Nunez, 1997), this article aims at reflecting about the relationship between emotions and beliefs in foreign language learning. It is argued that beliefs and emotions in language learning/teaching are inter-related and can be…

  3. Foreign Language Study at Black Colleges.

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    Turner, James S.

    1992-01-01

    Presents a discussion with James J. Davis, interim chairman of Howard University's Department of Romance Languages. Offers Davis' view that African-American students often are ambivalent about foreign language study and frequently prefer African to European languages. Describes how Davis became involved in the field. (SG)

  4. A Teaching Narrative: My Growth as a Foreign Language Educator through Teaching Diaries

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    Porto, Melina

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to share my perceptions and reflections on the experience of introducing elements of autonomy in a constrained educational setting in Argentina. I recorded these perceptions in teaching diaries written weekly after each class for the academic year 2005 (over 35 weeks). These teaching diaries are part of a larger,…

  5. Modifying the Program and Providing for Change. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 10.

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    Loew, Helene Z.

    Rapidly changing social, economic, and political conditions, declining enrollments, fiscal restraints, and decline in teacher turnover are factors that affect curriculum development. Staff development may be considered the most important instrument available for providing educational personnel with the skills and knowledge necessary to adjust to…

  6. Building Global Graduates and Developing Transnational Professional Skills through a Telecollaboration Project in Foreign Language Education

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    Guadamillas Gómez, Ma Victoria

    2017-01-01

    The development of e-literacies and e-skills is of primary importance in gaining transferable aptitudes for the job market. Students in higher education need to take part in shared intercultural experiences which allow them to understand and cope with their peers in preparation for their futures. Furthermore, virtual exchange of information,…

  7. A Teaching Narrative: My Growth as a Foreign Language Educator through Teaching Diaries

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    Porto, Melina

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to share my perceptions and reflections on the experience of introducing elements of autonomy in a constrained educational setting in Argentina. I recorded these perceptions in teaching diaries written weekly after each class for the academic year 2005 (over 35 weeks). These teaching diaries are part of a larger,…

  8. Proceedings of the EMU Conference on Foreign Languages for Business and the Professions (Dearborn, Michigan, April 5-7, 1984). Part I: Business Needs/Educators Respond.

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    Voght, Geoffrey M., Ed.

    Part I of the proceedings includes seven presentations. They are: "International Language Evaluation and Professional Points of View" (M. Jacques Cartier); "Foreign Languages and International Businesses in Colorado: A Report and Assessment" (Alain W. D. Ranwez and Donald Schmidt); "The Use of Foreign Languages in International Banking: A Survey…

  9. Critical Geragogy and Foreign Language Learning: An Exploratory Application

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    Ramírez Gómez, Danya

    2016-01-01

    This article proposes an exploratory application of the principles of critical geragogy (Formosa, 2002, 2011, 2012) to foreign language (FL) education (i.e., L2 learning in the L1 community). Critical geragogy is an educational, practical framework intended to empower older adults and lead them to emancipate from age strictures (Glendenning &…

  10. Integrating Intercultural and Communicative Objectives in the Foreign Language Class: A Proposal for the Integration of Two Models

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    Borghetti, Claudia

    2013-01-01

    The "intercultural turn" of the 1990s brought about the introduction of the terms "Foreign Language Education" and "Intercultural Foreign Language Education" (IFLE) in place of "language teaching". These terms broaden the aims of language education to include students' intercultural competence (IC),…

  11. Foreign language learning in immersive virtual environments

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    Chang, Benjamin; Sheldon, Lee; Si, Mei; Hand, Anton

    2012-03-01

    Virtual reality has long been used for training simulations in fields from medicine to welding to vehicular operation, but simulations involving more complex cognitive skills present new design challenges. Foreign language learning, for example, is increasingly vital in the global economy, but computer-assisted education is still in its early stages. Immersive virtual reality is a promising avenue for language learning as a way of dynamically creating believable scenes for conversational training and role-play simulation. Visual immersion alone, however, only provides a starting point. We suggest that the addition of social interactions and motivated engagement through narrative gameplay can lead to truly effective language learning in virtual environments. In this paper, we describe the development of a novel application for teaching Mandarin using CAVE-like VR, physical props, human actors and intelligent virtual agents, all within a semester-long multiplayer mystery game. Students travel (virtually) to China on a class field trip, which soon becomes complicated with intrigue and mystery surrounding the lost manuscript of an early Chinese literary classic. Virtual reality environments such as the Forbidden City and a Beijing teahouse provide the setting for learning language, cultural traditions, and social customs, as well as the discovery of clues through conversation in Mandarin with characters in the game.

  12. Foreign Language Teaching and the Computer.

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    Garrett, Nina; Hart, Robert S.

    1988-01-01

    Reviews "Bataille de Mots," a computer-assisted French vocabulary program that utilizes a database of paired associates, and finds that "Bataille de Mots" is a good selection for foreign language software. (DJD)

  13. Foreign Language Week--Celebrate It!

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    Allison, Mary L.

    1982-01-01

    Suggestions are given for activities to celebrate Foreign Language Week, including public awareness exhibits, teacher involvement, food-related activities, sports, festivals and fairs, round tables and discussions, library involvement, planning and organizing techniques, and publicity efforts. (MSE)

  14. Foreign Language Planning in Saudi Arabia: Beyond English

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    Payne, Mark; Almansour, Maram

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents findings from an exploratory study of foreign language planning in Saudi Arabia. In terms of official policy, the sole foreign language taught in Saudi public schools is English. Therefore, researching foreign languages there is often limited to researching the area of English as a Foreign Language. However, evidence shows that…

  15. Foreign Language Planning in Saudi Arabia: Beyond English

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    Payne, Mark; Almansour, Maram

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents findings from an exploratory study of foreign language planning in Saudi Arabia. In terms of official policy, the sole foreign language taught in Saudi public schools is English. Therefore, researching foreign languages there is often limited to researching the area of English as a Foreign Language. However, evidence shows that…

  16. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND THE FOREIGN STUDENT.

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    KAPLAN, ROBERT B.

    THE AUTHOR BELIEVES THAT ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SHOULD NOT BE MADE A COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS. HE ALSO BELIEVES, HOWEVER, THAT INSTITUTIONS WHICH ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE TRAINING IN ENGLISH FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ENCOURAGE THESE STUDENTS TO ENROLL. THE CONSORTIUM PLAN WHEREBY SCHOOLS WITH NO…

  17. Foreign Language Teaching: What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries. ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Report.

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    Pufahl, Ingrid; Rhodes, Nancy C.; Christian, Donna

    In an effort to inform foreign language teaching efforts in elementary and secondary schools in the United States, a small-scale, 3-month exploratory study was designed to collect information that would highlight what was most interesting and illuminating about foreign language education in various countries. Twenty-two educators from 19 countries…

  18. Relationships between anxiety and achievement at three stages of learning a foreign language.

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    Onwuegbuzie, A J; Bailey, P; Daley, C E

    1999-06-01

    Anxiety in foreign language courses has been conceptualized as occurring at each of three stages of input, processing, and output. Specifically, input anxiety refers to the learner's apprehension when receiving information in the foreign language; processing anxiety refers to the apprehension experienced by learners when learning and thinking in the foreign language; and output anxiety refers to the apprehension experienced when speaking or writing in the foreign language. The present purpose was to investigate the relationship between achievement and anxiety at each of these three stages of learning a foreign language. Participants were 224 college students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, enrolled in Spanish, French, or German classes. Small but significant negative associations were found between achievement in the foreign language and scores on the Input Scale, the Processing Scale, and the Output Scale. These indicate educators should consider more than just the output stage of learning in foreign language classes.

  19. Lying in a native and foreign language.

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    Duñabeitia, Jon Andoni; Costa, Albert

    2015-08-01

    This study explores the interaction between deceptive language and second language processing. One hundred participants were asked to produce veridical and false statements in either their first or second language. Pupil size, speech latencies, and utterance durations were analyzed. Results showed additive effects of statement veracity and the language in which these statements were produced. That is, false statements elicited larger pupil dilations and longer naming latencies compared with veridical statements, and statements in the foreign language elicited larger pupil dilations and longer speech durations and compared with first language. Importantly, these two effects did not interact, suggesting that the processing cost associated with deception is similar in a native and foreign language. The theoretical implications of these observations are discussed.

  20. What Can We Learn from Good Foreign Language Learners? A Qualitative Study in the Japanese Foreign Language Context.

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    Takeuchi, Osamu

    2003-01-01

    Reports on a qualitative study conducted in the Japanese foreign language context about good foreign language learners, in which strategy use is analyzed in 67 books reporting on "how I have learned a foreign language." Results suggest that there are strategies especially favored in the Japanese foreign language context and that the issue of some…

  1. The implementation of industrial training in tertiary education in Malaysia: Objectives, realisations and outputs in the case of foreign language students

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    Machart, Régis

    2017-02-01

    The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training for their benefit. In the early 2010s, unemployment rates of Malaysian undergraduates were increasing, although the job market was quite flexible. In order to improve students' employability, Malaysian universities decided to restructure their curricula. Industrial training, or Latihan Industri (LI), became a new mandatory requirement for all future undergraduates of the new programmes from 2011. LI aims to match students' academic training with the needs of the private sector. However, most companies were not prepared to accept the first influx of trainees from all types of programmes (sciences, social sciences or the humanities) in 2014. Consequently, many students could not find an appropriate LI position in the field they were studying, and were placed in positions for which they were poorly prepared. At the end of their LI, students had to submit a logbook of their activities as well as provide a final report in which they were asked to evaluate their experiences. A content analysis of these reports from four foreign language students who did their LI in different sectors (finance, education, industry and retail) provides interesting insights into the different skills required by Malaysian employers, irrespective of their sector of activity. The analysis of the reports raises the question of the adequacy of the academic training of foreign language students for the Malaysian job market, and the transferability of their acquired language skills to their new work environment.

  2. The Education of Foreign Chemists in America

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    Wotiz, John H.

    1977-01-01

    Provides the summary report of a symposium. The major topics summarized are, how many foreign chemistry students are in American universities, the quality of their academic preparation, language problems, what kind of education is best for them, and reverse brain-drain. (MR)

  3. Moving On: The Challenges for Foreign Language Learning on Transition from Primary to Secondary School

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    Hunt, Marilyn; Barnes, Ann; Powell, Bob; Martin, Cynthia

    2008-01-01

    Europe's commitment to language learning has resulted in higher percentages of pupils studying foreign languages during primary education. In England, recent policy decisions to expand foreign language learning at primary level by 2010 create major implications for transition to secondary. This paper presents findings on transition issues from…

  4. The Professional Development of Future Professors of Foreign Languages: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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    Allen, Heather Willis; Negueruela-Azarola, Eduardo

    2010-01-01

    Although the professional development of graduate students in foreign language (FL) departments is of critical importance, discussion of its significance and evolution was all but absent in the 2007 Modern Language Association report "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World," a document advocating curricular and…

  5. Neural Correlates of Foreign-Language Learning in Childhood: A 3-Year Longitudinal ERP Study

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    Ojima, Shiro; Nakamura, Naoko; Matsuba-Kurita, Hiroko; Hoshino, Takahiro; Hagiwara, Hiroko

    2011-01-01

    A foreign language (a language not spoken in one's community) is difficult to master completely. Early introduction of foreign-language (FL) education during childhood is becoming a standard in many countries. However, the neural process of child FL learning still remains largely unknown. We longitudinally followed 322 school-age children with…

  6. Proficiency-Oriented Foreign Language in the Small High School. ERIC Digest.

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    Strasheim, Lorraine A.

    This digest considers the problems of foreign language instruction in small high schools and discusses possible solutions. A critical challenge for American education, pointed out by reform reports of the 1980's, is improvement of instruction in foreign languages to instill language proficiency. These national concerns have been translated into…

  7. Meeting the Needs of Foreign Language Teaching Assistants: Professional Development in American Universities

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    Angus, Katie

    2014-01-01

    In our post-9/11 globalized society, the bifurcated governance structure that has traditionally dominated foreign language (FL) departments is no longer desirable. According to the 2007 Modern Language Association (MLA) report entitled "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World," these departments need to…

  8. Meeting the Needs of Foreign Language Teaching Assistants: Professional Development in American Universities

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    Angus, Katie

    2014-01-01

    In our post-9/11 globalized society, the bifurcated governance structure that has traditionally dominated foreign language (FL) departments is no longer desirable. According to the 2007 Modern Language Association (MLA) report entitled "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World," these departments need to…

  9. Neural Correlates of Foreign-Language Learning in Childhood: A 3-Year Longitudinal ERP Study

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    Ojima, Shiro; Nakamura, Naoko; Matsuba-Kurita, Hiroko; Hoshino, Takahiro; Hagiwara, Hiroko

    2011-01-01

    A foreign language (a language not spoken in one's community) is difficult to master completely. Early introduction of foreign-language (FL) education during childhood is becoming a standard in many countries. However, the neural process of child FL learning still remains largely unknown. We longitudinally followed 322 school-age children with…

  10. Foreign and Second Language Anxiety

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    Horwitz, Elaine K.

    2010-01-01

    The possibility that anxiety interferes with language learning has long interested scholars, language teachers, and language learners themselves. It is intuitive that anxiety would inhibit the learning and/or production of a second language (L2). The important term in the last sentence is "anxiety". The concept of anxiety is itself multi-faceted,…

  11. Foreign and Second Language Anxiety

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    Horwitz, Elaine K.

    2010-01-01

    The possibility that anxiety interferes with language learning has long interested scholars, language teachers, and language learners themselves. It is intuitive that anxiety would inhibit the learning and/or production of a second language (L2). The important term in the last sentence is "anxiety". The concept of anxiety is itself multi-faceted,…

  12. Foreign Language: A Guide to Curriculum Development.

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    Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

    Designed for teachers and administrators, this curriculum guide outlines the aims, techniques, contents, and scope of language instruction at the various levels. Topics detailed include the language laboratory, summer institutes and camps, team teaching, teacher qualifications, materials selection, foreign study, exchange programs, tests, and…

  13. Hearing Foreign Languages through Low Frequencies.

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    Roberge, Claude

    A study to assess the feasibility of the use of low frequencies for teaching foreign language to the hearing impaired is described. The subjects were unimpaired Japanese students, aged 18 and 19, in beginning French language study. Recorded sentences translated into English, French, and Mandarin Chinese were combined in various ways and presented…

  14. Writing Across the (Foreign Language) Curriculum.

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    Jarausch, Hannelore; Tufts, Clare

    The purposes of writing in the foreign language classroom are similar to those in other disciplines. The process approach to writing instruction is useful in any language. Selection of writing topics is based on vocabulary and available skills, and careful sequencing and control of range of topics helps develop proficiency. Writing assignments can…

  15. Problems and Prospects in Foreign Language Computing.

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    Pusack, James P.

    The problems and prospects of the field of foreign language computing are profiled through a survey of typical implementation, development, and research projects that language teachers may undertake. Basic concepts in instructional design, hardware, and software are first clarified. Implementation projects involving courseware evaluation, textbook…

  16. AUDITORY FACTORS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION.

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    LEUTENEGGER, RALPH R.; AND OTHERS

    INFORMATION ON THE AUDITORY SKILLS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENTS WAS OBTAINED AND A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF THOSE SKILLS TO EASE OF MASTERY OF FRENCH AND SPANISH. THIS RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE CURRENT TREND IN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUDIOLINGUAL SKILLS BY PREDOMINANTLY AURAL…

  17. Contextual Dynamics in Foreign Language Learning Motivation

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    Kozaki, Yoko; Ross, Steven J.

    2011-01-01

    Learning context has increasingly been postulated to exert an influence on the dynamics of individual differences in language learning. In a longitudinal design that tested the proficiency gains of 1,682 learners over a 2-year foreign language program, a multilevel modeling approach was deployed in this study to account for variation in second…

  18. Problems and Prospects in Foreign Language Computing.

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    Pusack, James P.

    The problems and prospects of the field of foreign language computing are profiled through a survey of typical implementation, development, and research projects that language teachers may undertake. Basic concepts in instructional design, hardware, and software are first clarified. Implementation projects involving courseware evaluation, textbook…

  19. Foreign Language Teaching and Cultural Identity.

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    Nasr, Raja T., Ed.; And Others

    A collection of works on the role of cultural identity in second language learning and teaching includes: "Linguas estrangeiras e ideologia" (Roberto Ballalai); "Cultural Identity and Bilinguality" (Josiane F. Hamers, Michel Blanc); "Foreign Language Teaching and Cultural Identity" (Lakshmie K. Cumaranatunge);…

  20. Foreign Language Teaching and Cultural Identity.

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    Nasr, Raja T., Ed.; And Others

    A collection of works on the role of cultural identity in second language learning and teaching includes: "Linguas estrangeiras e ideologia" (Roberto Ballalai); "Cultural Identity and Bilinguality" (Josiane F. Hamers, Michel Blanc); "Foreign Language Teaching and Cultural Identity" (Lakshmie K. Cumaranatunge);…

  1. Foreign Language Acquisition and Melody Singing.

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    Mora, Carmen Fonseca

    2000-01-01

    Considers the value of relating music and language in the English-as-Foreign-Language (EFL) classroom. This "melodic" approach is based on evidence that musicality of speech has an effect not only on the pronunciation skills of EFL students but also their entire acquisition process. (Author/VWL)

  2. Developing Cultural Awareness in Foreign Language Teaching

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    Cakir, Ismail

    2006-01-01

    Regardless of different points of view, culture has taken an important place in foreign language teaching and learning studies. It has been widely recognized that culture and language is used as a main medium through which culture is expressed. However, "pure information" is useful but does not necessarily lead learners' insight; whereas the…

  3. Literature in the School Foreign Language Course

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    Littlewood, William T.

    1975-01-01

    This article explores the relationship of literature to foreign language teaching. Five levels or perspectives are defined for literary works and their place in language instruction is defined. The five levels also provide criteria for the selection of appropriate texts. (CLK)

  4. Culture Understanding in Foreign Language Teaching

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    Qu, Yi

    2010-01-01

    In the course of foreign language teaching, the priority should always be given to increase international understanding by enabling the students to enter into the life, thought, and literature of people who speak another language. The objective may vary from one period to another, but it should long be present in the thinking of our minds. The…

  5. Modern Foreign Languages in High School: The Language Laboratory. Bulletin, 1961, No. 23. OE-27013

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    Hutchinson, Joseph C.

    1961-01-01

    Title III of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 authorized a program of financial assistance of State educational agencies for projects of local educational agencies for the acquisition of laboratory or other special equipment needed in the teaching of modern foreign languages and for minor remodeling of laboratory or other space to be…

  6. Language Education as Translingual Activism

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    Pennycook, Alastair

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author provides a brief response to Claire Kramsch's paper. While the author agrees in many ways with her arguments, he also wants to point to a potential contradiction between two positions: On the one hand, Kramsch suggests that in promoting foreign language learning language educators run the danger of essentialising the…

  7. A Study on the Textbook Designed to Teach Korean as a Foreign Language

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    Lee, Sun-Min

    2012-01-01

    It is the reality of Korean language education that the development of teaching materials for Korean language for academic purposes are not so brisk, compared to that of the materials for general purpose, as the education of Korean language as a foreign language has just begun to proceed. The focuses of this study are to survey the brief history…

  8. The Effects of Teaching Songs during Foreign Language Classes on Students' Foreign Language Anxiety

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    Dolean, Dacian Dorin

    2016-01-01

    Foreign language classroom anxiety (FLCA) has been the subject of several studies aimed to optimize learning of a foreign language in the classroom. However, few studies provide specific curriculum-based methodological strategies to be used in the classroom in order to lower the anxiety level. In this article, two experimental classes of 8th-grade…

  9. The Effects of Teaching Songs during Foreign Language Classes on Students' Foreign Language Anxiety

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    Dolean, Dacian Dorin

    2016-01-01

    Foreign language classroom anxiety (FLCA) has been the subject of several studies aimed to optimize learning of a foreign language in the classroom. However, few studies provide specific curriculum-based methodological strategies to be used in the classroom in order to lower the anxiety level. In this article, two experimental classes of 8th-grade…

  10. Report and Recommendations of the Maine Advisory Council on Foreign Languages and International Studies.

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    Amstutz, Myra; And Others

    An advisory council was appointed to study the status of international studies and foreign language education in Maine and to make recommendations for strengthening and broadening these programs. The report of this commission is presented and organized as follows: (1) Maine's position in the world scene, (2) foreign language education, (3)…

  11. 34 CFR 657.1 - What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program?

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    2013-07-01

    ... Fellowships Program? 657.1 Section 657.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education... FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM General § 657.1 What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program? Under the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the Secretary awards fellowships,...

  12. 34 CFR 657.1 - What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program?

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    2011-07-01

    ... Fellowships Program? 657.1 Section 657.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education... FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM General § 657.1 What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program? Under the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the Secretary awards fellowships,...

  13. 34 CFR 657.1 - What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program?

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    2014-07-01

    ... Fellowships Program? 657.1 Section 657.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education... FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM General § 657.1 What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program? Under the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the Secretary awards fellowships,...

  14. 34 CFR 657.1 - What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program?

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    2012-07-01

    ... Fellowships Program? 657.1 Section 657.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education... FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM General § 657.1 What is the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program? Under the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the Secretary awards fellowships,...

  15. Research on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Turkey (2005-2009)

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    Alptekin, Cem; Tatar, Sibel

    2011-01-01

    This is an overview of research on applied linguistics and foreign language education in Turkey, surveying nearly 130 studies from the period 2005-2009. Following a brief presentation of the history and current sociopolitical situation of foreign language education in Turkey, the article focuses on research that characterizes the most common…

  16. Language and Content in the Modern Foreign Languages Degree: A Students' Perspective

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    Gieve, Simon; Cunico, Sonia

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on a small-scale qualitative study of students' experience of their Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) degrees with particular regard to the relationship between language and content learning. It is framed by the identification in the recent Worton Report on MFL studies in UK higher education and elsewhere of a dualism between…

  17. The "Languages Review" in England: Foreign Language Planning in the Absence of an Overarching Policy

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    Evans, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    Looked at from a certain distance, the "Languages Review" (Dearing & King, 2007) was seen by some in the foreign language (FL) education community, when it first came out, as a major disappointment because the authors had decided not to opt for the one measure that would reverse the falling numbers of students studying a foreign…

  18. Language and Content in the Modern Foreign Languages Degree: A Students' Perspective

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    Gieve, Simon; Cunico, Sonia

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on a small-scale qualitative study of students' experience of their Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) degrees with particular regard to the relationship between language and content learning. It is framed by the identification in the recent Worton Report on MFL studies in UK higher education and elsewhere of a dualism between…

  19. Conversations about Collaboration in Response to "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World"

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    Sullivan, JoAnn Hammadou

    2010-01-01

    One powerful entry into the new world that is available to language educators is the use of collaboration. Collaboration is defined as: "a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals--for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature--by sharing knowledge,…

  20. Code-Switching to English in the German as a Second Foreign Language Classroom: The Case of Turkish Learners

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    Sert, Olcay

    2007-01-01

    This study is built upon an understanding of a wide range of variables including foreign language education in Turkey, the sociolinguistic profile of English, the phenomena of code-switching, language transfer (in particular second language transfer in third language production), teaching of a second foreign language after English, plurilingualism…

  1. 9 CFR 381.128 - Labels in foreign languages.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Labels in foreign languages. 381.128... in foreign languages. Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the official inspection...

  2. 9 CFR 381.128 - Labels in foreign languages.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Labels in foreign languages. 381.128... in foreign languages. Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the official inspection...

  3. 9 CFR 381.128 - Labels in foreign languages.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Labels in foreign languages. 381.128... in foreign languages. Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the official inspection...

  4. 9 CFR 381.128 - Labels in foreign languages.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Labels in foreign languages. 381.128... in foreign languages. Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the official inspection...

  5. 9 CFR 381.128 - Labels in foreign languages.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Labels in foreign languages. 381.128... in foreign languages. Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the official inspection legend...

  6. Confluency for Fluency in the Foreign Language Classroom.

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    Perrin, Lucita

    This paper examines possible applications of confluent education to the foreign language classroom. The confluent approach creates an opportunity for integration of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal components in the process of learning. Confluent curriculum has been designed in three broad goal categories: to achieve traditional…

  7. Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom, Summer 1998.

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    Barnhardt, Sarah; Kevorkian, Jennifer; Delett, Jennifer

    This manual is a product of the portfolio assessment project, a 3-year project on the use of portfolios as an assessment measure in elementary through higher education foreign language classrooms. Portfolio assessment is the systematic, longitudinal collection of student work created in response to specific, known instructional objectives and…

  8. Confluency for Fluency in the Foreign Language Classroom.

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    Perrin, Lucita

    This paper examines possible applications of confluent education to the foreign language classroom. The confluent approach creates an opportunity for integration of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal components in the process of learning. Confluent curriculum has been designed in three broad goal categories: to achieve traditional…

  9. Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children.

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    Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey

    This book illustrates how children learn foreign languages and when they can do so with the best results. The most recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology are evaluated, and the findings are presented in a recipe format. Parents are encouraged to evaluate the multilingual children in their lives with the use of tools…

  10. Differential Performance by Gender in Foreign Language Testing.

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    Lin, Jie; Wu, Fenglan

    Understanding and accounting for gender performance differences on high stakes examinations has become a particular concern for educational researchers to ensure test fairness for all examinees. In the context of second/foreign language proficiency testing, research suggests that males and females do not react differently at the item level.…

  11. Myths about Foreign Language Learning and Learning Disabilities

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    Sparks, Richard L.

    2016-01-01

    Conventional wisdom in education has suggested that students who are classified as learning disabled (LD) will exhibit inordinate difficulties learning a foreign language (FL). Even when not explicitly stated, the notion that those classified as LD have a disability for FL learning is implied. However, while beliefs about this purported disability…

  12. National Identification and Intercultural Relations in Foreign Language Learning

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    Rivers, Damian J.

    2010-01-01

    Framed within debates concerning national identification and English as a Foreign Language education within Japan, the current study explores the relationships between three specific attitudinal facets of Japanese national identification (internationalism, patriotism and nationalism), the perceived vitality of English-speaking nations, the…

  13. Foreign Language Immersion Programs and School Policy: Conflicting Agendas

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    Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…

  14. Professional Training of Foreign Languages Teachers in Austria

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    Byndas, Olena

    2014-01-01

    The features of the Austrian education system, namely different types of schools of compulsory and optional levels and the necessity of qualified teachers needed for teaching in such schools, features of foreign languages teachers' professional training and their practical availability for service in school, have been observed. The problem of…

  15. Awakening Young Children to Foreign Languages: Openness to Diversity Highlighted

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    Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha

    2016-01-01

    The study of how foreign languages affect the personality-building process has received considerable attention in early childhood research. A number of related projects implemented across Europe have been conducted to establish how such influence may contribute to active citizenship education. However, no echoes of this research line have reached…

  16. Foreign Language Learning, Motivation and the Market Economy

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    Diamantatou, Christina; Hawes, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    This study explores UK students' motivation to study foreign languages, linking unrewarding past learning experiences with attrition rates and posing questions about the influence of official policy and socially structured conditions. 31 Further Education college students were given a questionnaire based on Gardner's (1975) Attitude/Motivation…

  17. Foreign Language Immersion Programs and School Policy: Conflicting Agendas

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    Olson Beal, Heather K.; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Boudreaux, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    In this position article, we explore what happens when school district policies regarding desegregation, accountability, and foreign language immersion education collide. Specifically, we contrast 2 immersion programs that experienced distinct outcomes as a result of the conflicting agendas underlying these 3 policies. One program, originally…

  18. Awakening Young Children to Foreign Languages: Openness to Diversity Highlighted

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha

    2016-01-01

    The study of how foreign languages affect the personality-building process has received considerable attention in early childhood research. A number of related projects implemented across Europe have been conducted to establish how such influence may contribute to active citizenship education. However, no echoes of this research line have reached…

  19. Myths about Foreign Language Learning and Learning Disabilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sparks, Richard L.

    2016-01-01

    Conventional wisdom in education has suggested that students who are classified as learning disabled (LD) will exhibit inordinate difficulties learning a foreign language (FL). Even when not explicitly stated, the notion that those classified as LD have a disability for FL learning is implied. However, while beliefs about this purported disability…

  20. Raising Multilingual Children: Foreign Language Acquisition and Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey

    This book illustrates how children learn foreign languages and when they can do so with the best results. The most recent studies in linguistics, neurology, education, and psychology are evaluated, and the findings are presented in a recipe format. Parents are encouraged to evaluate the multilingual children in their lives with the use of tools…