Foreign Language Education in America

Perspectives from K-12, University, Government, and International Learning

  • Steven Berbeco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Foreign Language Education in America

    1. Steven Berbeco
      Pages 1-16
  3. Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Helena Curtain, Richard Donato, Victoria Gilbert
      Pages 19-41
    3. Linda Egnatz
      Pages 66-84
    4. David Ellis
      Pages 85-111
  4. Post-Secondary Education

  5. Adult Learning

  6. International Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Zara Hovhannisyan
      Pages 213-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


Foreign language teaching in America today falls into three distinct fields of influence and interest: public and private schools, college and other post-secondary programs, and courses for adult learners. At a time when academics and instructors in each of these fields seek to answer similar questions, too few published resources recognize and address the parallels among them.

In response, Foreign Language Education in America is an edited book with contributions that represent the diversity in foreign language education today, including perspectives from elementary, middle schools, high schools, university-level courses, summer programs, federal government, and international learning. This is a practical guide to the state of the field that fills a much-needed gap for scholars, researchers, administrators, and practitioners who are looking for a resource that describes effective practices across the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Berbeco
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Department of StateUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56106-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52850-6
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