Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States
Edited by Janet Swaffar and Per Urlaub
This volume addresses critical challenges and issues facing foreign language departments in colleges and universities across the U.S.
The authors of this volume -- many of them AATG members -- come from various language departments and institutional experience from across the United States, 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.