French And Italian | Methods of College French Teaching
F573 | 2360 | Prof. Kelly 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 objectives:
1. To acquaint students with theory, issues, and research in
foreign language teaching;
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.