Christina Biron (Ph.D., the Ohio State University) is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Massachusetts at Darmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA.
Bringing the Standards to life: Points of Departure
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1998 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 31, Issue 4, pages 584–594, December 1998
How to Cite
Biron, C. (1998), Bringing the Standards to life: Points of Departure. Foreign Language Annals, 31: 584–594. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1998.tb00601.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Since the release of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in 1996, many teachers have been attempting to integrate communication, culture, connections, comparison and community standards into their classes and curricula. Yet, even as teachers search out innovative ways of communicating the target culture and language, connecting it with other disciplines, comparing it to U.S. language and culture, and using it in community contexts, it is also important to integrate the Standards into students' and teachers' own lives.