French and Italian | Practicum-College French Teaching
F572 | 2526 | Prof. Kelly 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.