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ERIC Number: ED172522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers of Spanish: A Collection of Model Syllabi.
Valdes-Fallis, Guadalupe, Ed.; Teschner, Richard V., Ed.
Eighteen model syllabi are presented for teaching Spanish to native speakers of Spanish. The syllabi were produced during a summer institute, entitled "Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers of Spanish," in order to meet the unique language situation of U.S. hispanophone students. Traditional lower division Spanish-as-a-foreiqn-language courses are totally inappropriate for the fluent or almost fluent native speaker. At the same time these U.S. hispanophone students have had little exposure to written Spanish since they have been educated from the early grades in English. The need for specially-designed sequences of one to four semesters of language instruction to develop the natively-acquired language resources the students bring to the classroom led to the summer institute program. The institute brought together individuals already involved in teaching Spanish to native speakers. The central objective of the institute was the improvement of curriculum not only at participants' institutions but also across the nations. (SW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Programs, Language Skills, Native Speakers, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Written Language
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.