French and Italian | Methods of College French Teaching
F573 | 7458 | Sax, Kelly

This course will provide an overview of approaches to foreign
language teaching and the theoretical notions underlying current
trends and classroom practice. Course objectives are the following:

1. to acquaint students with issues and research in foreign
language teaching
2. to show ways of using research to achieve more effective
classroom teaching and testing
3. to develop students' skills in evaluating teaching performance
and instructional materials
4. to prepare students for continued professional development

Class meetings will be devoted to discussion, short presentations
and/or demonstrations by students and the instructor. Students will
use professional journals to explore topics of interest; prepare
classroom materials; evaluate instructional materials; and complete
an online teaching portfolio.