Second-Language Curriculum Models and Program Design: Recent Trends in North America

@inproceedings{Diffey1992SecondLanguageCM,
  title={Second-Language Curriculum Models and Program Design: Recent Trends in North America},
  author={Norman R. Diffey},
  year={1992}
}
The advent of “communicative” second-language teaching has implications not only for classroom methodology but also for curriculum development. In North America, models for program design are exemplified by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines and the Canadian National Core French Study. The American model is based on pre-established descriptions of language proficiency for different levels of a sequential program. The Canadian model adopts a… CONTINUE READING

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