Editorial: Strengthening the Teaching of Spanish Language in Public High Schools

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Editorial: Strengthening the Teaching of Spanish Language in Public High Schools


To further improve their skills on various aspects of learning and teaching a major foreign language, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Ministry of Education of Spain have lined up a series of capability-building activities for Filipino teachers of Spanish in public high schools.

The Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL)-Spanish runs from April to November this year in Manila, Cebu, and in Spain. The participants are teachers of the schools implementing the SPFL. This year, 35 additional teachers will be trained in Basic Spanish, 26 of them are from newly identified schools while nine are from pilot schools considered Centers of Excellence.

The summer training runs during the months of April and May this year at the Instituto Cervantes in Manila. The immersion program in Spain, where the teachers will interact with Spanish language practitioners, will be from July to August either in Salamanca or Granada, Spain. The professional development course in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language is scheduled on October 27-November 1, 2013, at the Instituto Cervantes and at the DepEd Ecotech Center in Lahug, Cebu. …

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