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ERIC Number: ED095697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Re-training High School Teachers of English in Brazil: The Experience of the Instituto de Idiomas Yazigi.
Gomes de Matos, Francisco
The Yazigi Project for the Teaching of English in Brazilian High Schools, a 2-year, nationwide program for the retraining of high school teachers of English as a foreign language, involved 2,210 teachers and a team of 60 teacher trainers and retrainers. Each training session lasted 6 days and totalled a minimum of 30 hours, with a maximum of 50 participants. The program was organized in response to Law 5.692, passed in 1971, which changed the status of foreign languages from required to optional subjects and called for more flexible, realistic, and efficient foreign language curricula, objectives, and instructional methods. The satisfactory results of the Yazigi Project are attributed to the control exercised by the project coordinators and to the willingness of the participants to try a new, primarily student-centered approach combining language, pedagogy, psychology of learning, audiovisual technology, informal learning, and humor in the classroom. An appendix lists the materials used in the retraining program, and an introductory section is included which gives background information about the history of the Yazigi Institute and Law 5.692. (PP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil