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ERIC Number: ED019918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-4
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE TEACHING OF PORTUGUESE.
FELDMAN, DAVID
A SURVEY OF THE HISTORY AND POSITION OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE STUDY IN AMERICA (A DISCIPLINE LONG NEGLECTED IN OUR SCHOOLS) SHOWS THAT CERTAIN MEASURES ARE IMPERATIVE IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE RECENT RESURGENCE OF INTEREST. ALL AVAILABLE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS MUST BE UTILIZED TO THEIR FULLEST EXTENT, COLLEGE TEXTS BEING MODIFIED FOR HIGH SCHOOL USE WHERE NECESSARY, AND THE BEST AUDIO-LINGUAL INSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES MUST BE INSTITUTED AT BOTH THE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVEL. SPECIAL ATTENTION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF HIGHLY MOTIVATED STUDENTS FOR WHOM PORTUGUESE IS A SECOND ROMANCE LANGUAGE. SIMILARITIES IN STRUCTURE AMONG THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES SHOULD BE STRESSED TO ACCELERATE INSTRUCTION, AND SPECIAL COURSE SEQUENCES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR MOTIVATED STUDENTS. ALSO, GREAT ATTENTION MUST BE PAID, AT ALL LEVELS, TO THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF THE LANGUAGE, DRAWING ON THE BASIC SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE SPANISH- AND PORTUGUESE-DOMINATED CIVILIZATIONS, BUT STRESSING THE MUCH NEGLECTED INDIVIDUAL ASPECTS OF LUSO-BRAZILIAN CULTURE. TECHNOLOGICAL TEACHING DEVICES SHOULD BE USED TO THEIR FULLEST CAPACITY FOR BOTH LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL INSTRUCTION. MORE EXTENSIVE AND INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS MUST BE DEVELOPED TO INSURE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT THE SPRING MEETING OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (SANTA MONICA, MAY 4, 1968). (AR)
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Identifiers: PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT GROUP