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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Overview
Works: 265 works in 466 publications in 2 languages and 15,004 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Collector
Classifications: P10, 405
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Most widely held works about American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
 
Most widely held works by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign language annals by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages( )

32 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching for proficiency : the organizing principle by Theodore V Higgs( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign language proficiency in the classroom and beyond by Charles J James( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of five essays and supporting material concerning foreign language proficiency makes specific and controversial statements about what proficiency means for diverse groups of practitioners: the classroom teacher, the curriculum developer, the language-learning researcher, the textbook publisher, and the businessperson. An introductory chapter is entitled "Learning for Proficiency: The Unifying Principle" (Charles J. James), and the five essays are: "The ilr Proficiency Scale as a Synthesizing Research Principle: The View from the Mountain" (Pardee Lowe, Jr.); "Proficiency in Practice: The Foreign Language Curriculum" (Laura K. Heilenman and Isabelle Kaplan); "Materials Development for the Proficiency-Oriented Classroom" (Jeannette D. Bragger); "From Achievement toward Proficiency through Multi-Sequence Evaluation" (Sally Sieloff Magnan); and "Proficiency Applications beyond the Academic Classroom" (Kathryn Buck and Gregory Forsythe). The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Provisional Proficiency Guidelines and the Interagency Language Roundtable (ilr) Level Definitions are appended, and person, topic, and institution citation indexes are provided. (Mse)
Defining and developing proficiency : guidelines, implementations, and concepts by Heidi, Ed Byrnes( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents papers that dicusss the need for more systematic and rigorous research programs to monitor the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (actfl) Proficiency Guidelines and their various implementations. "A Progress Report on the actfl Proficiency Guidelines, 1982-1986" (David V. Hiple), traces the historical constellations that were operational in the development of the provisional guidelines in 1982. The 1986 Proficiency Guidelines are appended to this paper. "From Defining to Developing Proficiency: a Look at the Decisions" (Vicki Galloway) investigates the implications of the proficiency movement on curriculum design, elaboration of syllabi, appropriate classroom procedures, and pedagogical materials. "ACTFL's Current Research in Proficiency Testing" (Patricia Dandonoli) reports on efforts to shore up the testing component of the guidelines. "Language Proficiency Levels and the Typology of Texts" (James R. Child) proposes an independent typology of texts that will provide a formal rationale for establishing skill levels. "Second Language Acquisition: Insights from a Proficiency Orientation" (Heidi Byrnes) presents an urgent call for proficiency-related research. (Cb)
Britannica review of foreign language education by Emma Marie Birkmaier( )

in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical applications of research in foreign language teaching( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curriculum, competence, and the foreign language teacher by Theodore V Higgs( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern media in foreign language education : theory and implementation( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign language education: a reappraisal by Dale L Lange( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fourth volume in a series on foreign language education develops a cohesive review of language instruction in American public schools and also forecasts probable trends for the 1970'S. The dominant themes which prevail in this study are individualization of instruction, pluralism of group interests, and technical assistance in learning. Chapters included material on: (1) purposes and goals in future foreign language programs, (2) teacher attitude, aptitude, and motivation, (3) teaching as facilitation and management of learning, (4) teacher education for new goals, (5) student aptitude, attitude, and motivation, (6) implications of psychological research for second language learning, (7) curriculums for new goals, (8) measurement implications of recent trends in foreign language teaching, (9) interaction of student and teacher with the learning environment, (10) teachers, students, and media as coagents in learning, (11) extra-school factors that influence language learning, (12) bilingualism in a pluralistic society, and (13) reappraisal of foreign language education. An index is provided. (Rl)
The language educator by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages( )

in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern technology in foreign language education : applications and projects( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Language connection : from the classroom to the world( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of communication( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives and new directions in foreign language education( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New imperative : expanding the horizons of foreign language education by June K Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action for the '80s : a political, professional, and public program for foreign language education by June K Phillips( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Integrative approach to foreign language teaching : choosing among the options by Gilbert A Jarvis( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspective : a new freedom( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research in language learning : principles, processes, and prospects( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on experience--building for success( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ACTFL

ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)

ACTFL (Society)

Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, United States.

Modern language association of America. American council on the teaching of foreign languages

Languages
English (120)

Danish (1)