Burgess, Susanne; McCarthy, Andrew; Purkey, Lynn
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This thesis seeks to clarify the implementation of the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary French curriculum described in the associated work, Defining a Cross-Cultural and Cross-Content Foreign Language Curriculum (Seage). Using Social Studies as the primary source of cross-content exchange, the proposed curriculum is composed of three units of entry level French instruction that position the learner to acquire a second language through the broader process of acquiring an understanding of a second culture. By connecting the underlying philosophy outlined in the accompanying work to the recently implemented Common Core State Standards and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Standards for Language Learning, this thesis seeks to provide explicit recommendations for instruction and implementation of the three units. Though the proposed curriculum has not yet been implemented in an instructional setting, this thesis speculates the benefits of the emphasis on second culture acquisition and the parallel model and additionally offers a range of adaptations to meet the needs of a variety of educational settings.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Languages, Modern -- Study and teaching -- United States
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
Seage, Sophia R., "Developing a cross-cultural and cross-content foreign language curriculum" (2014). Honors Theses.