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Foreign Language Education

FLED 370. Modern Foreign Language Assessment. 3 credits.

Prepares prospective foreign language teachers to create and evaluate both formal and informal learner assessments and prepares them to meet future teacher evaluation criteria. Candidates will construct assessment instruments ranging from formative learning checks to summative performance evaluations with corresponding rubrics/checklists. Candidates will learn to analyze assessment results in order to gauge impact on student learning and so that instruction might be adjusted according to learner needs. Prerequisites: Full admission to teacher education program; PSYC 160 and EDUC 300

FLED 470. Methods of Modern Foreign Language Teaching. 3 credits.

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; PSYC 160 and EDUC 300.

FLED 471. Modern Foreign Language Field Experience. 3 credits.

Provides practical classroom experience in elementary, middle and high school settings to preK-12 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.

FLED 475. Supervised Student Teaching Experience. 6 credits.  

Participants will experience the full range of conditions and tasks expected of a teacher for students in grades preK-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 twelve credits. Prerequisite: All required courses for licensure and approval for student teaching through the teacher education program. Corequiste FLED 476.

FLED 476. Student Teaching Seminar. 3 credits.

A seminar designed to promote reflective decision making among teacher candidates during their internship experience. During seminar sessions teacher candidates will engage in case analysis and Teacher Work Sample development. Corequisite: FLED 475.

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