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Foreign Language Education in America

Perspectives from K-12, University, Government, and International Learning

Editors: Berbeco, Steven (Ed.)

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About this book

Foreign language teaching in America today falls into three distinct fields of influence and interest: public and private schools, college and other post-secondary programs, and courses for adult learners. At a time when academics and instructors in each of these fields seek to answer similar questions, too few published resources recognize and address the parallels among them.

In response, Foreign Language Education in America is an edited book with contributions that represent the diversity in foreign language education today, including perspectives from elementary, middle schools, high schools, university-level courses, summer programs, federal government, and international learning. This is a practical guide to the state of the field that fills a much-needed gap for scholars, researchers, administrators, and practitioners who are looking for a resource that describes effective practices across the field.

About the authors

Steven Berbeco supervises the Japanese and Korean language programs at the US Department of State. His background includes teaching, research, policy, and program administration for youth and adult language learners in high school, university, non-profit, and federal agencies, and a publishing record that includes journal articles, book chapters, books, an edited dictionary, and a widely used curriculum for Arabic.

Reviews

“This book is an impressive achievement. Steven Berbeco has assembled an outstanding team of contributors from foreign language education specialists. Each contribution provides much needed information about the latest insights into different methods, tools, and experiences. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and advanced students alike.” (Hans C. Boas, Raymond Dickson, Alton C. Allen, and Dillon Anderson Centennial Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

“This volume puts the current state of world language teaching for kindergarten through adults into both historical and current context so that we might better see opportunities for collaboration, articulation, and improvement of instruction across the field.  A much-needed resource for all educators and policy-makers.” (Jessica Haxhi, Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Foreign Language Education in America

    Berbeco, Steven

    Pages 1-16

  • Elementary School Foreign Language Programs in the United States

    Curtain, Helena (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • One Middle School’s Approach to Language Learning — Inquiry, Ethos, and the Spirit of Culture

    Davis, Emily

    Pages 42-65

  • The High School Challenge

    Egnatz, Linda

    Pages 66-84

  • The STARTALK Experience

    Ellis, David

    Pages 85-111

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52850-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52849-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-56106-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foreign Language Education in America
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from K-12, University, Government, and International Learning
Editors
  • Steven Berbeco
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52850-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137528506
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52849-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56106-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
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