Pete Brooks published “It Takes a Department! A Study of the Culture of Proficiency in Three Successful Foreign Language Teacher Education Programs” in the journal Foreign Language Annals, Vol 47(4).
The purpose of the study was to investigate the contexts and practices of three undergraduate foreign language teacher education programs identified by ACTFL/Language Testing International as having a high success rate in propelling their graduates into the Advanced proficiency level on the ACTFL scale. Data were collected during interviews with faculty and students at each of the three campuses. The results revealed a number of common practices among the three diverse programs.
Department of Foreign Languages