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ERIC Number: ED462850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 139
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African Language Instruction at the University of Wisconsin: A HEA Title VI-Funded Program.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
This paper describes the evolution of African language instruction at the University of Wisconsin, examining how faculty and staff have utilized state and federal funding to promote the national capacity in African language proficiency. Six sections describe the program's evolution: "Language Instruction at Wisconsin"; "Origins of African Language Instruction" (Arabic and indigenous languages); "The First Decade" (Arabic, Swahili, Xhosa, Hausa, and summer institutes); "Consolidation and Expansion" (language fellowships, students, faculty, teaching assistants, instructional training, and language requirements); "Pedagogy and Guidelines" (faculty, HEA Title VI mandates, inservice faculty training, course requirements, language tables, study abroad program, and outreach); and"Maturity" (faculty, language requirements, distance education, methods of teaching, Summer Cooperative of African Languages Institute, outreach, National African Language Resource Center, limitations, and recommendations). Twelve appendixes are included: language teaching faculty; pedagogical articles; African language textbooks and materials; dissertations supervised; language course offerings; required textbooks; enrollment at Wisconsin; FLAS fellowships; time for acquisition; Wisconsin summer language programs outreach Swahili programs; and National African Language Resource Center. (Contains about 100 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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