Sidney Hahn (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Modern Language Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
Prioritizing Selected Modern Language Teaching Skills
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1986 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 123–127, April 1986
How to Cite
Hahn, S. (1986), Prioritizing Selected Modern Language Teaching Skills. Foreign Language Annals, 19: 123–127. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1986.tb03107.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: Modern language classroom goals and processes are enjoying new attention and increased scrutiny as a result of recent political and professional factors including: (1) the recommendations of the President's Commission report in 1979, (2) various national studies and local follow-up assessments of the effectiveness of secondary schools and educational programs, and (3) the recent development of ACTFL provisional guidelines and the training of examiners in the use of the oral proficiency interview. This article describes a research study of existing priorities of teachers as a step in analyzing their compatibility with changing directions in modern language education, especially in relation to the emerging focus on proficiency.