25.3961, Books: Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States: Swaffar, Urlaub (eds.)

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:22:13
From: Helen van der Stelt [Helen.vanderStelt at springer.com]
Subject: Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States: Swaffar, Urlaub (eds.)

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Title: Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the
United States 
Series Title: Educational Linguistics  

Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Springer
	   http://www.springer.com
	

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-017-9158-8 


Editor: Janet Swaffar
Editor: Per Urlaub

Hardback: ISBN:  9789401791588 Pages: 234 Price: Europe EURO 99.99


Abstract:

This volume addresses critical challenges and issues facing foreign language departments in colleges and universities across the U.S. It presents the insights of individuals who have built or are in the process of building foreign language curricula during a major transition period in postsecondary institutions.

The authors of this volume come from various language departments and institutional experience from across the U. S., including private and public postsecondary foreign language teachers, researchers and administrators. The chapters address issues and provide templates for curricular change at all learning levels.

The five sections of this book explore: Changing Perceptions about Foreign Language Learning; The Case for a Multi-literacy FL Curriculum in Concept and Assessment Praxis; Curricular Transformations: Historical Hurdles and Faculty Heuristics; Rethinking the Graduate Curriculum; Foreign Languages' Integration into the Interdisciplinary University. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Language Acquisition


Written In: English  (eng)

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