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Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association

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Works: 23 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 33 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PB35, 407
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Most widely held works by Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association by Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the planning and conduct of meetings of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association by Theodore H Rupp( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to assessment : the chapter five foreign language outcome by Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unresolved Problems in the Teaching of Foreign Languages by Theodore H Rupp( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Language teaching problems from elementary to graduate schools, identified by a series of questionnaires and centering around problems of program articulation, are described. The lack of bona fide fles programs is noted. Problems of placing fles students at the junior high school level with different training, the proper time to begin second language study, and the duration of language programs are discussed. Considerable attention is directed to college level problems including the nature of course content in view of the declining foreign language requirement. Freshman placement practice is also considered, and teacher training at the graduate level is examined. (Af)
El Folklore De Cuba: Primera Parte (The Folklore of Cuba: Part 1) by Consuelo Machiran Sague( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The study of the history of a country must be accompanied by study of all the elements that contribute to its folklore: music, dances, legends, myths traditions, proverbs, and customs. This paper provides examples of elements within the folk tradition of Cuba that contribute to the study of history. The background of several songs, games, and dances is presented. Examples of religious stories and legends are discussed. (Vm)
Situational Reinforcement: The New Old Way to Learn Languages by Gerald J Petrucelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Situational Reinforcement, a teaching methodology developed out of the cognitive-field theory of learning, is described. It combines many techniques and methods developed over the years. This discussion of it considers common learning problems: (1) boredom, apathy and passivity on the part of the student, (2) the teacher's preoccupation with mistakes and the concomitant inhibition of the student, and (3) the inability of the student to communicate in the target language. The source of these three difficulties is seen as the tendency in our society to divorce learning from real-life experiences. "Situational Reinforcement" is a method of learning various skills by reinforcing ideas and concepts through actually doing those things in real-life situations. It could be called a psycho-motor or kinesthetic approach to learning languages. The disadvantage of the methodology is in the area of testing. However, the method, which is geared to results, attacks the problems outlined above. There is progressive movement from a teacher-centered class toward a student-centered one. There is also progression in the format of the material to be learned in the course of a chapter from the American to the foreign milieu, from one language skill to another, with the emphasis always on personalizing communication. (Amh)
Der Wandervogel: Eine Deutsche Jugendbewegung Des 20. Jahrhunderts (The"Wandervogel:" a German Youth Movement of the Twentieth Century) by Theresia Sauter Bailliet( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In an attempt to place the attitudes of present-day youth--specifically hippies and similar groups--in perspective, this article reviews the roots and history of the "Wandervogel," a German youth movement which attempted a return to nature and the simplicity of folkways. While quoting pertinent literature from the past decade, the author examines the genesis of the "Wandervogel" spirit in the German romantic poets, traces it to the founding of mountain retreats during the early part of this century, and follows it to its demise during the Third Reich. Particular attention is paid to Hans Breuer, "Wandervogel" ideologist, and to his collection of folksongs. Indeed, the author feels that the resurrection of folk music, as exemplified by the Volkslied, is the principal legacy of the"Wandervogel," and the one which best represents what is finest in the spirit of the young today. (Rs)
Contemporary Puerto Rican, Cuban-in-exile, and Mexican-American literature in a pluralistic society by Gerard R Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to explore the attitudes of the Spanish-speaking people living in the United States as expressed in their prose, poetry, and drama. The scope of the paper includes the literature of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexican Americans in the United States written between 1960 and 1973. The literature is surveyed to uncover themes of the demand for social justice, cultural alienation, loneliness in exile, and disillusionment with the American Dream. But on the positive side a harmonious bilingual/bicultural spirit is seen as emerging. (Author/AM)
PSMLA Standards and Guide to Assessments : What to Teach and How to Test It? by Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The folklore of language teaching by Thomas F Magner( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A university professor examines attitudes and theories relating to foreign language teaching commonly accepted by instructors and students in U.S. high schools and universities. The author attempts to distinguish the factual from the legendary, or the folklore as he refers to it, in such areas as the audiolingual approach, selection of textbooks, language laboratories, native speakers as teachers, the value of study abroad, the choice of a language to be studied, and the introduction of literature in a language program. (Ds)
Quelques Aspects Du Folklore De La Region Roannaise Autour De 1950 (Some Aspects of Folklore of the Roanne Region About 1950) by Jacqueline Long( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article examines several aspects of folklore characteristic of the region of Roanne, France, during the 1950'S. The town of Roanne, located between Clermont Ferrand and Lyon on the Loire River, is described in terms of its festive activities during serveral key holidays. The erosion of various customs and traditions, an inevitable result of the passing of time, is also discussed. (Rl)
Deux Provinces Speciales: La Bretagne Et La Provence (Two Special Provinces Brittany and Provence) by Paul Pazery( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article contrasts the geography, history, customs, personality features, costumes, language, music, cooking, and way of life of Brittany and of Provence. The Bretons are Celtic peoples and speak a Celtic tongue, "Breton," while the people of Provence were assimilated into the society of their Roman conquerors and speak "Provencal," a Latin language. Brittany is a region of rugged soil, climate, and people, while Provence is sunny. The Breton kitchen is noted for its fish and crepes, and Provence is known for its herbs, flowers, and famous wines. Customs and music also reveal their differing historical backgrounds. The contrast between Brittany and Provence only highlights the diversity inherent in the French people and cultures as a whole. (Am)
Creativity, Grammar and the Language Teacher by Robert J Di Pietro( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aspects of language instruction which "derive from the nature of language itself" are discussed in this study. The notion that language teachers should teach grammar exclusively is disputed. This position is based on the following generalizations presented in an analysis of the nature of grammar and language: (1) language comprises more than what is usually considered to be its grammar; (2) grammar is what is systematic, ordered, and formal in language viewed as artifact; (3) language is not only an artifact but a tool of man's linguistic creativity as well; (4) grammatical rules are like filters which protect the speaker from being overwhelmed with thoughts and sensations and which enable him to be selective in what he wishes to discuss; (5) the form of every sentence a speaker utters is affected by the determination of what is old and new information; and (6) although language is extremely important in holding societies together, its prime function is that of personal expression. (Author/RL)
A Comparison of an Audio-Lingual Program and an Audio-Lingual-Visual Program for Beginning French Instruction in Grade Eight by Loretta Di Francesco( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This evaluation of two programs of materials used in introductory French classes tests two basic hypotheses: (1) pretests are good predictors of subsequent French achievement at the junior high school level, and (2) students in different programs will achieve to the same degree on a final French test. Results of the groups using the "audiolingual" texts "Cours Elementaire de Francais" and "El Espanol al Dia" are compared with the results of the experimental groups using the Encyclopaedia Britannica's "Je Parle Francais" and "La Familia Fernandez," both considered "audiolingual-visual" texts. The problem, experimental procedures, statistical analysis, and results and conclusions are presented. Results favor the use of materials which correlate audiolingual and visual materials in classroom presentation. (Rl)
Chile: Una Vision Politica, Economica Y Social (Chile: a Political, Economic, and Social View) by Adriana Cortes-Hwang( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This address seeks to explain in brief the historical background and political, economic, and social conditions leading to the democratic election of a Marxist president in Chile. A historical sketch of Chilean government from independence in 1810 is provided with a description of the situation just before Salvador Allende's election in 1969. Some of the political, economic, and social programs and aims of Dr. Allende's government are explained. (Vm)
Getting a jump on world languages : extending programs into grades K-8( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ethnic Values and Language Learning by Gerard J Brault( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sociocultural implications of ethnicity are explored in this paper. Three main questions are discussed: (1) What is ethnic?, (2) Who wants to be ethnic?, And (3) Why be ethnic? The author notes that in 1960 the ethnic diversity of the U.S. population was such that some 185 foreign language newspapers, 1,660 radio programs broadcast in the foreign language, and 194 ethnic schools existed. (Rl)
Folklore for Teachers: Deutsche Volkskunde Im Sprachunterricht (German Folklore in Language Instruction) by Berta N Weber( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural study provides an invaluable tool for the motivation and enrichment of work in the language classroom. The teacher of German, having decided to embark on a culture study program, must not, however, make the mistake of concentrating on the past, nor of letting current political boundaries restrict his approach; rather, he will find that present-day life in all the German-speaking areas affords the most engaging material and the best means for capturing student interest. The four main areas of such a cultural study are family, language, customs, and community structure. Typical subtopics include the city and village, architectural styles, clothing (traditional and modern), folk art, music, dance and song, customs and holidays, menus, children's rhymes, and proverbs and jokes. By pursuing cultural study in this manner, the teacher will impart to his students an awareness of the German life-style and character as well as a knowledge of the language itself. Several sources for appropriate materials are included. (Rs)
National and International Folklore by W. F. H Nicolaisen( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This article relates four incidents drawn from cultural lore of different countries and demonstrates the interrelatedness of international folklore. The historio- geographical method, also known as the Finnish school, of comparative folklore is discussed in the analysis of the four cultural items. Language teachers are advised of ways in which materials of this nature can be applied to their courses in secondary school language programs. (Rl)
Influencia India En El Folklor Mexicano (The Indian Influence on MexicanFolklore) by Eron De Leon Soto( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper discusses the influence of Indian culture on the creation of Mexican folklore to the end that the inclusion of such knowledge in classes where students are studying Spanish as a second language will make those classes less formal, more interesting, and more meaningful. The author provides many examples of Indian cultural traditions which have influenced the folklore of modern Mexico. The author recounts some of the legends and traditions of tribes in pre-colonial Mexico, describing social organization, beliefs, superstitions, ceremonies, dances, customs, and art. (Vm)
 
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