French And Italian | Methods of College French Teaching
F573 | 2345 | Sax
This course will provide an overview of approaches to foreign language teaching
and the theory and research underlying current trends. F573 has three primary
1. To acquaint students with theory, issues, and research in foreign
2. To show ways of using that research to achieve more effective
classroom teaching and testing;
3. To develop students' skills in evaluating teaching performance (their
own and others') and instructional materials.
Course texts will include Lee and VanPatten (1995) Making Communicative
Language Teaching Happen and Lightbrown and Spada 1993) How Languages
Are Learned, as well as additional readings. Class meetings will be
devoted to discussion, short presentations, and demonstrations by students
and instructor. A variety of assignments, short projects, and a final examination
will be required. This course is required of Associate Instructors in French
and is open to all interested students.