French And Italian | Practicum in College French Teaching
F572 | 2545 | Sax


This one-hour course is required for all new Associate Instructors in
French and is open to all interested students; it addresses
practical issues such as student/instructor relations, classroom
teaching and testing techniques. Students will carry out a series
of focused classroom observations designed to allow them to 1)
identify teaching procedures and techniques used by experienced
instructors and 2) to evaluate the effectiveness of observed
techniques. Each observation will be structured as follows:

a) a preview provides the focus for an upcoming observation;
b) students complete a questionnaire during or following the classroom
visit;
c) a follow-up meeting allows students to discuss their findings and
explore the topic in more depth;
d) completed questionnaires are submitted to the instructor for
review.

There are no required readings; students must attend all scheduled
class meetings, complete the observations and turn in the
corresponding questionnaires. The course is graded S/F.