ERIC Number: ED414737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Conferences, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Material Development, Oral Language, Portuguese, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Regional Dialects, Secondary School Teachers, Spanish, Speech Skills, Summer Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Test Construction, Textbook Preparation, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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