Published Online: August 18, 2015
Published in Print: August 19, 2015, as Miami-Dade to Remake Foreign-Language Instruction

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Miami-Dade to Remake Foreign-Language Instruction

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Miami-Dade County officials are taking steps to overhaul their Spanish-language curriculum in response to parent and teacher concerns.

The Florida district plans to launch a new graduate-certificate program for teachers and undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul after critics blasted a plan by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho that could have restricted access to foreign-language instruction, The Miami Herald reports.

To address the district's struggle to find qualified instructors who have skills to teach multiple subjects in Spanish, administrators are pursuing a partnership with Florida International University that will help teachers build Spanish fluency and learn how to effectively teach a foreign language. It will also buy new textbooks that feature stories originally written in Spanish, instead of just English translations.

Vol. 35, Issue 01, Pages 4-5

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