ERIC Number: ED032060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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FILI, A Pioneer with Potential.
Johnston, Archie B.
This report presented a review of the Florida Inter-American Learning Institute (FILI), which began at Tallahassee in March 1968. FILI was designed as a "half-way house" where foreign students could increase their ability to communicate in English. Students enroll for one or two 11-week periods during which they receive instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. When students have reached an established level of proficiency they are permitted to attend regular courses as unofficial auditors and thereby gain exposure to classroom requirements similar to those of institutions where they will pursue their academic career. Three additional phases of the program that have not yet been implemented will provide: Spanish instruction for American students planning to study in Latin America; English instruction for international entrepreneurs who wish to do business with American firms; and Spanish instruction for American businessmen who wish to expand their enterprises. A junior college international center to serve as a clearinghouse for foreign students applying to, or enrolled at, a Florida junior college, is also planned. A fact sheet showing enrollments and nations represented in the program, institutions students have transferred to, and the program faculty and staff was included. (MB)
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Authoring Institution: Tallahassee Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Florida