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.
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.