FLA: Foreign Language Teacher Preparation

FLA 339: Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Foreign Languages

A review of methods and materials for the teaching of foreign languages and literatures in the secondary schools. Special attention is given to the problems and purposes of the teaching of foreign languages at the high school level.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Foreign Language Teacher Preparation program; C or higher in one 300-level foreign language course; C or higher in one 300-level literature course; minumum GPA of 2.75

Corequisite: FLA 449

3 credits

FLA 340: Curriculum Development and Micro-Teaching

A course designed to train future language teachers in the development of well-articulated programs in secondary schools. Students have the opportunity to enjoy clinical experiences in school settings. Special attention is given to lesson planning, classroom management, and portfolio development.

Prerequisites: C or higher in FLA 339; minimum g.p.a. of 2.75

Corequisite: FLA 450

3 credits

FLA 439: Technology Literacy for Foreign Language Teachers

FLA 439 is designed as a course to improve the technological literacy of all future language teachers. In this course, teacher candidates will explore in a very hands-on, practical and applied manner all of the technologies used by teachers of languages. The class will also discuss how the technologies relate to current language pedagogies, both for individualized and classroom learning, especially as these issues can be discussed in a very applied and pragmatic manner.

Prerequisite: FLA 339

3 credits

FLA 440: Foreign Language Acquisition Research

A study of recent trends in foreign language acquisition research. The focus is on classroom-based research: qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, variables in classroom-based learning research, analysis of research results. Students conduct classroom research studies, present their findings, and address applications of their findings to classroom teachers and learners of foreign languages.

Prerequisites: FLA 339; acceptance into a foreign language secondary teacher preparation program

3 credits

FLA 449: Field Experience, Grades 7-12

Observation, inquiry, and practice in foreign language education at the secondary level including 50 hours of documented visitations and observation at documented sites. Field experience writing logs are the basis for group discussion. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

Prerequisites: Admission to a Foreign Language Teacher Preparation program; minimum GPA 2.75

Corequisite: FLA 339

SBC:     EXP+

1 credit, S/U grading

FLA 450: Field Experience, Grades 7-12

Observation, inquiry, and practice in foreign language education at the secondary level including 50 hours of documented visitations and observation at documented sites. Field experience writing logs are the basis for group discussion. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

SBC:     EXP+

1 credit, S/U grading

FLA 451: Supervised Student Teaching: Middle School Level Grades 7-9

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Program; permission of instructor

Corequisites: FLA 452 and 454

SBC:     EXP+

6 credits, S/U grading

FLA 452: Supervised Student Teaching: High School Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Program; permission of instructor

Corequisite: FLA 451 and 454

6 credits, S/U grading

FLA 454: Student Teaching Seminar

Seminar on problems encountered by student teachers and public school teachers at the secondary level in foreign language teaching. Study and analysis of the many aspects of the foreign language teaching profession, such as individualized teaching, testing, and professional organizations.

Prerequisite: C or higher in FLA 340

Corequisites: FLA 451 and 452

SBC:     EXP+

3 credits