H. NED SEELYE (M.A., Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala) began teaching in 1956. Before appointment to his present position as Director of Bilingual and Migrant Education with the Illinois Office of Public Instruction, he was for three years a State Foreign Language Supervisor with the same office. He has published in over a dozen professional journals, and has resided extensively abroad.
Penetrating the Mass Media: A Unit to Develop Skill in Reading Spanish Newspaper Headlines
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1971 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 69–81, October 1971
How to Cite
Seelye, H. N. and Day, J. L. (1971), Penetrating the Mass Media: A Unit to Develop Skill in Reading Spanish Newspaper Headlines. Foreign Language Annals, 5: 69–81. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1971.tb00669.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT If foreign language newspapers are to be a source of cultural insight and a springboard to conversation with “natives,” students must first develop skill in skimming through newspapers. Development of this skill should be a rewarding activity in itself. The semiprogramed learning unit described identifies the specialized vocabulary of crime, social events, and sports headlines of Spanish newspapers, and provides various exercises to develop familiarity and speed in spotting stories relating to these topics.