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ERIC Number: ED414737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Program To Expand, Enrich, Test, and Evaluate the Teaching of Brazilian Portuguese.
Jackson, K. David
The report details a federally-funded program at the University of Texas, Austin whose activities included: (1) an experimental summer intensive language institute to facilitate Brazilian Portuguese certification for nine certified secondary school teachers of Spanish; (2) writing and publication of a new textbook of Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish speakers; (3) writing, evaluation, and publication of four-skills placement and proficiency tests in Brazilian Portuguese; (4) training of an official American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) oral proficiency interview rater; (5) the hosting of a national conference on teaching and testing and periodic workshops for the textbook and testing teams; and (6) establishment of a national center for Brazilian Portuguese. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview