Guidelines for evaluating and strengthening foreign language programsAmerican Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference (2014)
AbstractHow should we articulate or re-evaluate our goals, construct our curricula, and evaluate our progress in order to build programs that encourage freshmen to continue to study of foreign language, culture, and literature? The purpose of the session is to describe one university’s attempt to organize a campus-wide symposium as a means to contribute to the vitality of foreign language and literature programs in higher education. The symposium includes topics such as the integration of professional standards, university benchmarks, departmental goals, and outcomes assessment in language program evaluation; the presentation of models for effective language program evaluation practices; collaborative discussion of the perspectives of language learners, teaching fellows, course heads, and faculty within language programs; and follow-up evaluation workshops to assist faculty in implementing the evaluation initiatives recommended within the symposium.
Publication DateNovember, 2014
Citation InformationNicole A Mills and Stacey Katz Bourns. "Guidelines for evaluating and strengthening foreign language programs" American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) conference (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nicole_mills/57/