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Addressing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning 

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Terry, R. M. (Ed.). (1997). Addressing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Valdosta, GA: Southern Conference on Language Teaching.

Directly or indirectly, the seven articles that appeared in Dimension '97 are pertinent to the then recent appearance of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st century. Yet the limited number of articles that directly address the Standards attests to the slow but certain acceptance of these Standards, to the newness and implied change in perspective, pedagogy, and methods that was involved in the acceptance of the roadmap for the future of foreign language teaching and learning offered by the National Standards Project. Seven papers from the annual conference are presented. "Developing Tomorrow's Technology-Using Foreign Language Teachers: Where We Are, Where We Are Going" (Marjorie H. DeWert, Audrey Heining-Boynton) looks at whether language teachers are being trained to take full advantage of educational technology. "Foreign Language Placement in Postsecondary Institutions: Addressing the Problem" (Leona LeBlanc, Carolyn G. Lally) looks at student placement based on secondary school experience and related articulation issues. "Pedagogy and the Emerging Spanish Canon" (Sheri Spaine Long) focuses on integration of contemporary literary materials in language curricula. "A French Culture Course in English: Strategies and Resources" (Alice J. Strange) proposes encouraging students to embrace French culture by de-emphasizing language. "A Task-Based Communicative Approach in FLES" (Yoshihiro Tajima, Hiroko Spees), describes techniques in an elementary school program. "'Vive le francais': Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Students in French Classes" (Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, Lollie Barbare Eykyn, Barbara Owens McKeithan) discusses the strong role that French can play in general education, and methods for increasing student interest. "Small World Language and Culture for Children: FLEX and the New Standards" (Charlotte Blackmon, Lorene Pagcaliwagan) describes a successful K-3 foreign language exploratory program.

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Author(s):Terry, R. M.
Publisher:Southern Conference on Language Teaching
Publication Date(s):1/1/1997
Volume:Valdosta, GA
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