Professor of German Studies and a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Changing Perspectives in Foreign Language Education: Where Do We Come from? Where Are We Going?
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2002 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 285–292, May 2002
How to Cite
Schulz, R. A. (2002), Changing Perspectives in Foreign Language Education: Where Do We Come from? Where Are We Going?. Foreign Language Annals, 35: 285–292. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2002.tb01854.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: New beginnings, such as the start of a new century — not to mention a new millennium — lead to reflection on our professional past and possible future. This article reminisces about the “good old days” in foreign language education and assesses changes that have taken place in language teaching since the 1960s. Using questions posed originally by Brecht (2001) regarding the future of foreign language education in the United States, the author offers her own perspectives and adds additional questions and issues the profession will have to deal with successfully to guarantee a valued place for foreign languages in our schools and postsecondary institutions.