Beatrice C. Dupuy (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Assistant Professor of French at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Content-Based Instruction: Can it Help Ease the Transition from Beginning to Advanced Foreign Language Classes?
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2000 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 205–223, March 2000
How to Cite
Dupuy, B. C. (2000), Content-Based Instruction: Can it Help Ease the Transition from Beginning to Advanced Foreign Language Classes?. Foreign Language Annals, 33: 205–223. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2000.tb00913.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
Abstract: This article examines content-based instruction as a possible strategy for easing students' transition from beginning to advanced foreign language courses, as well as for developing students' interest in pursuing language study beyond those courses sponsored and protected by an institutional foreign language requirement. Four principal sections organize this article. First, the theoretical underpinnings of content-based instruction are reviewed. In the second section, four common content-based instruction models are outlined and compared. The third section examines recent research findings in content-based instruction and offers advice on how to implement a content-based instruction program in a university context. The final section highlights future research needs.