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Lingua Portuguesa Professional Development Program

The Lingua Portuguesa Professional Development Program is open to secondary and community college Spanish* language instructors interested in incorporating Portuguese language and culture into their school and district curricula.

This competitive program brings together a cohort of up to ten language instructors to study Portuguese language and culture, with a focus on language pedagogy, for one academic year (October-May). The objective of the program is to expand Portuguese language programs in secondary and community college education. Following a two-day intensive introductory workshop at Stanford University, course meetings will alternate between in-person classes and real-time virtual classes. Course content will be developed under the supervision and oversight of the Stanford Language Center (SLC) Portuguese Program Director and taught by an SLC lecturer. Participants will develop innovative curricular materials and programs to implement in their classrooms and at their home campuses.

Eligibility

Applicants should be secondary, community college, or pre-service Spanish* language instructors.

*Instructors of other romance languages may be considered.

Scope of Participation

  • Participants attend a two-day intensive workshop at Stanford University, followed by an alternating schedule of in-person classes and real-time virtual classes, to develop their language and pedagogy skills and to work collaboratively with their cohort.
  • Participants develop one course plan or unit plan.
  • Participants present their plans to their school, to their district, or in a regional training.

Program Terms

  • The program runs from October 2019 to May 2020. See schedule below.
  • Program fee includes
    • lodging (1 night) for the 2-day intensive workshop.
    • continental breakfast and lunch during the 2-day intensive workshop and for all in-person class meetings.
    • 5 continuing education units through Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Program fee does not include participants' travel costs.**

**Participants who live a considerable distance from campus and require lodging to attend the in-person class meetings are eligible to apply for a needs-based travel grant of up to $500 (see grant application).

Program Cost

$900 for the full three-quarter program

Continuing Education Units

5 quarter units (50 hours of class) through Stanford Continuing Studies

Application Process

Extended Application Deadline: September 20, 2019

  • Applicants submit an online application form, including a CV and Statement of Purpose (300-500 words). 
  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by September 27, 2019.

Instructor

Tom Winterbottom is a lecturer for the Stanford Language Center. He currently teaches a range of courses in the Spanish language program and has also taught the first-year sequence in the Portuguese language program. Additionally, he is a lecturer in the Iberian and Latin American Cultures Department, offering courses on Brazilian literature, cinema, and society. He is the author of A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 (2016) and of several articles on Lusophone culture and language. He first studied Portuguese as an Instituto Camões language fellow in Lisbon and spent time living, studying, and traveling in Brazil for his undergraduate and graduate degrees, instilling a passion for the language that he loves to share with others. Read more.

 

Schedule

Fall Quarter 2019

October 25-26 2-day intensive workshop
5 hours each day
Stanford University
November 9 2.5-hour virtual class Zoom Video Conference
December 7

4-hour in-person class

Stanford University

Winter Quarter 2020

January 11     4-hour in-person class Stanford University
January 25 2.5-hour virtual class Zoom Video Conference
February 8 4-hour in-person class Stanford University
February 29 2.5-hour virtual class Zoom Video Conference
March 14 4-hour in-person class Stanford University

Spring Quarter 2020

April 4 4-hour in-person class Stanford University
April 18 2.5-hour virtual class Zoom Video Conference
May 2 4-hour in-person class Stanford University
May 16 2.5-hour virtual class Zoom Video Conference
May 30             4-hour in-person class Stanford University

Questions?

Please contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at mollyauf@stanford.edu or 650-721-5530.

 

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.