Joan H. Bornscheuer (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor of French at the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.
The Project in the Foreign Language Classroom
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1979 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 233–236, May 1979
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Bornscheuer, J. (1979), The Project in the Foreign Language Classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 12: 233–236. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1979.tb00176.x
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ABSTRACT Second-year university students were presented with the idea of doing a project early in the semester and chose topics based on their own interests. After a month, a two-part program was scheduled in place of the regular classes; projects on similar subjects were grouped and presented to the class as a whole. This article describes some projects in detail, also some variations on the “one student, one project” idea which were introduced as a result of student participation in the planning process. The students' reactions are shown through their responses to the Teacher/Course Evaluation questionnaire, administered at the end of the semester.