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December 27, 2016
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December 18, 2009
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January 14, 1959
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-w...W!!\!W\I'ra &I Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040184-2 Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT : Chief, Language and Area School FROM : Deputy for Language Training suBJECT: Weekly Activities Report by LAS staff and contract instructors. In all, 47 instructors DATE: 14 January 1959 A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS Last Saturday LAS held another of its institutes on language teaching and linguistics with the instructors in the VLTP. The meeting took place from 0930 to 1230 in R&S building. The first hour was devoted to orientation of instructors just entering the program plus a few prospective instructors. Following this, sepa- rate sessions were held for Slavic and East European, Romance, Germanic, and Non-Indo-European language instructors. At these individual sessions both old and new instructors in the program were present and demonstrations of drill techniques were given instructor. It is expected that the course can start in approximately two weeks. We have offered to assist in every way, including training r an of setting up a enc course under the VLTP for staff B. OTHER ACTIVITIES 1. discussed with he possibility the wife o an employee. If it works out, her em oymen can be for a limited time only and the problem of increasing the native speaker personnel in French remains. 3. interviewed a prospective instructor 2. a part-time instructor in French, will be absent our weeks as or the week while unde o r an operation. To meet the 58 hour weekly teaching load agreed to work two hours more daily in addition to the four she already works. 4. T e _Basic Czech (FT) Class is finishing up three days at oday. They w from LAS and by chaperones. 25 YEAR,e~~ RE-RE) Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040184-2 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040184-2 burrrIUl.r I IML 5. The Arabic Familiarization Course began 12 January with an enrollment of about 40, including about 8 from NEA. It is sched- uled to run for six weeks. 6? has arrived to take up his duties as a contract employee instructing in the full-time Greek course which is to begin 19 January. Upon DTR's approval, his contract will Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040184-2