French And Italian | Practicum in College French Teaching
F572 | 2434 | Phillippe


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.