Professor Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, has published a research article on the content of post-secondary beginning Spanish textbooks.
For the article, titled “Integration of the National Foreign Language Standards in Post-Secondary Beginning Spanish Textbooks,” Huhn investigated the content of post-secondary beginning Spanish textbooks. She found that while most textbooks included some reference to the national standards and the five goal areas, the textbooks lacked explicit details or tools to support post-secondary language instructors in implementing standards-based instruction.
The study contributes to ongoing research on post-secondary world language instruction and reiterates that it is the role of a good teacher to determine the best way to reach students.
The TFLTA Journal is a double-blind, peer reviewed journal published by the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association. The article is available online as part of the spring/summer 2018 issue.