(K-12/HE) Purposeful, Interactive Foreign Language Teaching

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(K-12/HE) Purposeful, Interactive Foreign Language Teaching

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to foreign language classroom teaching for instructors who wish to teach exclusively in the target language; want a student-centered rather than teacher-centered classroom; believe that purposeful and meaningful interaction is essential for learning/acquisition to occur; want their students to cognitively engage with the material; and want to create a learning environment in which students feel comfortable interacting with the instructor and their peers.

Objectives

The first half of the course focuses on background knowledge:

  • Fundamental theories, concepts and frameworks in SLA.
  • A brief overview of a selection of FL teaching methodologies.
  • Profiles of learners and instructors.
  • Lesson planning.
  • Classroom management (Common problems and sound advice).
  • Instructional guidelines (ACTFL and The Common European Framework).

The second half of the course focuses on teaching in the cla...

This course is an introduction to foreign language classroom teaching for instructors who wish to teach exclusively in the target language; want a student-centered rather than teacher-centered classroom; believe that purposeful and meaningful interaction is essential for learning/acquisition to occur; want their students to cognitively engage with the material; and want to create a learning environment in which students feel comfortable interacting with the instructor and their peers.

Objectives

The first half of the course focuses on background knowledge:

  • Fundamental theories, concepts and frameworks in SLA.
  • A brief overview of a selection of FL teaching methodologies.
  • Profiles of learners and instructors.
  • Lesson planning.
  • Classroom management (Common problems and sound advice).
  • Instructional guidelines (ACTFL and The Common European Framework).

The second half of the course focuses on teaching in the classroom:

  • Teaching vocabulary in the classroom: A purposeful, interactive approach.
  • Teaching grammar in the classroom: A purposeful, interactive approach.
  • Creating grammar practice activities: From input to output.
  • Developing reading and listening skills.

Target Audience: foreign language teachers.


Course is offered by The Ohio State University.

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