ERIC Number: ED102847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of International Programs on On-Campus Foreign Language Enrollment.
Tolman, Rosco N.
This paper describes the Northwest Council of Colleges' Mexico Program in Guadalajara, Mexico. Although the program gives Spanish more emphasis than any other single discipline, it is not fundamentally language-oriented, and it is not designed specifically for Spanish majors. The project of Central, Eastern, and Western Washington State Colleges, Linfield College (Oregon), and Grand Valley State College (Michigan), the Mexico program offers courses in anthropology, art, biology, literature, economics, history, Latin American studies, political science, geology, psychology, and sociology, as well as Spanish. The only requirement with regard to a student's schedule in Mexico is that he or she enroll in at least one five-hour Spanish class. The program seems to have increased the overall interest of students at the participating schools in Latin American studies and in Spanish. Graphs and charts are included here which show an increase in the on-campus enrollment in Spanish at Central Washington State College and in the enrollment in the Mexico Center. Summary comments about how the Mexico program benefits the faculty of the participating institutions conclude the paper. (PMP)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Programs, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Speeches, Study Abroad
Not Available Separately; See FL 006 790
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see FL 006 790 and FL 006 690-716; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the PNCFL (25th, Spokane, Washington, 1974)