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ERIC Number: EJ1256526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2164-5965
The Effectiveness of Courses Abroad as a Professional Development Model for Foreign Language Teachers
LeLoup, Jean W.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara
NECTFL Review, n76 p15-35 Sept 2015
This article details a study conducted to determine the effectiveness of a professional development model for inservice Spanish teachers. Subjects were participants in intensive summer immersion programs abroad that included a rigorous methodology course advocating sound pedagogical models for lessons and stressed 90%+ target language use in the foreign language classroom. Subjects responded to an online survey requesting demographic data and provided Likert scale ratings on the perceived utility and effectiveness of program goals from their personal perspective. Results confirmed an overwhelmingly positive professional experience for participants and yielded concrete data supporting the goals of the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Costa Rica; Venezuela
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