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Readings in foreign languages for the elementary school

Author: Stanley Levenson; William M Kendrick
Publisher: Waltham, Mass., Blaisdell Pub. Co. [1967]
Series: Blaisdell book in the modern languages.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foreign language teaching in the elementary schools can now be seen as a genuine revolution in American education. This development, commonly referred to as "FLES," has made dramatic advances in recent years. The selections brought together in this volume are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of foreign language programs in grades kindergarten through eight. - Preface.
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Levenson, Stanley.
Readings in foreign languages for the elementary school.
Waltham, Mass., Blaisdell Pub. Co. [1967]
(OCoLC)580564800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Levenson; William M Kendrick
OCLC Number: 182774
Notes: Includes melodies with texts.
Description: xix, 555 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: Part one : A philosophical rationale for FLES. The FLES movement : an overview --
Why teach FLES? --
Childhood and second language learning --
Research on teaching foreign languages --
Preparing for and administering the FLES program --
Levels of learning a foreign language --
Part two : Methods of teaching FLES. The audiolingual approach to teaching FLES --
Linguistics and FLES --
Drills for FLES --
Stories, games, and songs --
Instructional aids and televised instruction --
Articulating foreign language programs --
Evaluation and testing --
Careers, institutes, implications, and the decade ahead --
Appendixes. German, French, and Spanish names --
Suggested schedule of content coverage and levels of learning --
Suggested time allocations in the four skills of language learning --
Criteria for evaluation of foreign language instructional materials --
Selected list of materials --
Pen and tape pals.
Series Title: Blaisdell book in the modern languages.
Responsibility: [by] Stanley Levenson [and] William Kendrick.

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Foreign language teaching in the elementary schools can now be seen as a genuine revolution in American education. This development, commonly referred to as "FLES," has made dramatic advances in recent years. The selections brought together in this volume are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of foreign language programs in grades kindergarten through eight. - Preface.

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