Foreign Language Education
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Research findings about language teaching will be used to identify the most effective instructional strategies for teaching languages to students in grades preK-12. Emphasis will be on developing plans for employing the strategies and making appropriate instructional decisions based on instructional goals, the learner, and available resources. Corequisite: FLED 471. Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education program; GPSYC 160, EDUC 360 and TESL 426.
Provides practical classroom experience in elementary, middle and high school settings to middle and secondary foreign language students under the supervision of an in-service teacher and a clinical professor. Students engage in classroom activities that provide an opportunity for them to practice the strategies and concepts learned in the methods courses. Corequisite: FLED 470.
3 credits.Participants will experience the full range of conditions and tasks expected of a teacher for students in grades 6-12. They will be expected to develop and demonstrate competencies in teaching with the supervision and support of experienced teachers. Students must register for two eight-week blocks during the same semester for a total of eight credits. Students will receive a grade of "C" for satisfactory performance or "NC" for unsatisfactory performance. Prerequisite: All required courses for licensure and approval for student teaching through the teacher education program.