East Asian Languages and Cultures | Teaching Japanese as a Foreign/Second Language
J525 | 1787 | Watt
This course examines contemporary paradigms of foreign language
instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and
explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills
(speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and culture. Special
topics include the use of teaching materials, the teaching of
culture, computer-assisted teaching, teaching Ain context,@
textbook/courseware evaluations, and student performance assessment.
The class, taught in a seminar-practicum format, is conducted mainly
in the target language. Class assignments may include classroom
evaluations, lesson planning, teaching demonstrations, critical
presentations of selected readings, small projects, and a term
paper. This course is designed for graduate and advanced
undergraduate students with an interest in acquiring knowledge,
skills, and experience in teaching Japanese as a foreign language.
This class meets with EALC J425.