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ERIC Number: ED022164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 11
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Ways and Means of Introducing Portugese to the Secondary School.
Lawlor, Joseph P.
Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois, has developed a program for introducing Portuguese in the secondary school. The program is now in its sixth successive, successful year. Instead of being included in the curriculum as a full-time course, Portuguese falls in the category of an "enrichment course." It is abbreviated (the first year students meet three times a week; the second year, twice a week) and made available to those students able and desiring to go beyond the usual college preparatory curriculum. Students must have completed one year of high school Spanish with at least an average grade. Since the course is taught through Spanish in the comparative method, the student continues his study of Spanish while acquiring new skills. In addition to describing the program, this paper discusses some of the problems standing in the way of a full-scale Portuguese program: (1) space in the crowded curriculum, (2) availability of qualified staff, (3) lack of variety and range of teaching materials, (4) anxieties of curriculum planners, (5) budgetary considerations, (6) competition with established language programs, (7) lack of convictions strong enough to support a full program, and (8) lack of university programs for program continuity. (DO)
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Note: Paper delivered at Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1968.