Educational Linguistics

Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States

Editors: Swaffar, Janet, Urlaub, Per (Eds.)

  • A diverse collection of perspectives on issues critical to curriculum development, teaching and the rationale for proposed changes to current foreign language programs
  • Brings together the views of private and public postsecondary foreign language teachers, researchers and administrators on how to address challenges
  • Authors who have built or are in the process of building foreign language curricula address issues and provide templates for curricular change at all learning levels
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About this book

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.

“This thought-provoking and timely volume addresses the question of how historic and current disciplinary, institutional and political conditions affect curricular transformation in collegiate foreign language programs. Responding to the issues raised in the 2007 MLA Report, this collection of nine essays presents a diversity of curricular models and approaches from different theoretical perspectives focusing on the integration of language and content. The book will undoubtedly be of great interest to a broad audience, such as foreign language educators, curriculum designers, administrators, graduate students and researchers.” Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Yale College, CT, USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • On Language and Content: The Stakes of Curricular Transformation in Collegiate Foreign Language Education

    Urlaub, Per

    Pages 1-15

  • From Language to Literacy: The Evolving Concepts of Foreign Language Teaching at American Colleges and Universities Since 1945

    Swaffar, Janet

    Pages 19-54

  • The Discourse of Foreignness in U.S. Language Education

    Levine, Glenn S.

    Pages 55-76

  • Curricular Integration and Faculty Development: Teaching Language-Based Content Across the Foreign Language Curriculum

    Maxim, Hiram H.

    Pages 79-101

  • Program Sustainability Through Interdisciplinary Networking: On Connecting Foreign Language Programs with Sustainability Studies and Other Fields

    Melin, Charlotte

    Pages 103-122

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9158-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: August 30, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0138-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States
Editors
  • Janet Swaffar
  • Per Urlaub
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9159-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9159-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9158-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0138-7
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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