John F. Lalande, II (Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University) is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Teaching Literature and Culture in the High School Foreign Language Class1
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© 1988 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 21, Issue 6, pages 573–581, December 1988
How to Cite
Lalande, J. F. (1988), Teaching Literature and Culture in the High School Foreign Language Class. Foreign Language Annals, 21: 573–581. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1988.tb01110.x
Adapted from a paper delivered at the Pennsylvania State University as part of their Directions in Second Language Learning Series, summer 1986.
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ABSTRACT This article is written primarily for high school teachers. It discusses ways in which foreign literature might be used to achieve cultural and affective goals. It also argues for broad(er) definitions of culture and literature, suggests useful criteria for the selection of literature, and offers strong support for previous publications calling for an experiential—or process-based approach to the teaching and learning of literature in the high school foreign language class.