The Multi-Language Seminar: An Approach to Offering More of the “Less Commonly Taught” Languages



ABSTRACT  This article proposes the “multi-language seminar” as a format for teaching a greater variety of languages at the high school and college level. The seminar uses in-situ exploration as its primary instructional technique. In the seminar, roles and activities of students and teachers differ strikingly from traditional foreign language instruction. It assumes active involvement of the target language speaking community in instruction, and new sources of classroom materials. The article spells out major implications and suggests how the seminar can be implemented.