Toward Useful Program Evaluation in College Foreign Language Education

This volume reports on innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U. S. college foreign language programs. An introductory chapter scopes out the territory, reporting key findings from research into the concerns, impetu…

This volume reports on innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U. S. college foreign language programs. An introductory chapter scopes out the territory, reporting key findings from research into the concerns, impetuses, and uses for evaluation that FL educators identify. Seven chapters then highlight examples of evaluations conducted in diverse language programs and institutional contexts. Each case is reported by program-internal educators, who walk readers through critical steps, from identifying evaluation uses, users, and questions, to designing methods, interpreting findings, and taking actions. A concluding chapter reflects on the emerging roles for FL program evaluation and articulates an agenda for integrating evaluation into language education practice.

Foreign Language Learning

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