This article focuses on the differences between Slavic LCTL and Russian "language teaching situations" in the specific areas of student constituency and basic program structure, and the importance of considering these differences in developing teacher training programs that include teachers of Slavic LCTLs. Emphasis is placed on how the realities of the typical Slavic LCTL program point to the need to train graduate student-teachers in the specific skills of course/program design and development in order to prepare them more adequately for their teaching tasks. The results of a Fall 1996 survey of second-year Polish and Czech students and instructors are examined, and a general picture of Slavic LCTL students and programs is sketched from the survey data. This general description is then used as the basis of the discussion of "student profiles" and "program design" in the context of training teachers of Slavic LCTLs.

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