Florence Steiner (Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois) is Director of Instruction and Developmental Services, Glenbrook High Schools, District 225, Glenview/Northbrook, Illinois. Her article is based on a paper she presented 24 November 1972 at the ACTFL/SCOLT Joint Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
Sense and Nonsense in Foreign Language Textbooks
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1973 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 91–94, October 1973
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Steiner, F. (1973), Sense and Nonsense in Foreign Language Textbooks. Foreign Language Annals, 7: 91–94. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1973.tb00069.x
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