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.
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.
- 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).
$900 for the full three-quarter program
Continuing Education Units
5 quarter units (50 hours of class) through Stanford Continuing Studies
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.
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.
Fall Quarter 2019
|October 25-26||2-day intensive workshop
5 hours each day
|November 9||2.5-hour virtual class||Zoom Video Conference|
4-hour in-person class
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|
Please contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-721-5530.