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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 15, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course provides graduate student teaching assistants/fellows/instructors with the knowledge and skills needed to teach an elementary- or intermediate-level foreign language class in an institution of higher education (i.e., language and literature departments at the University of Pittsburgh). Students will learn about contemporary theories and research on foreign and second language learning and acquisition, but much of the course content will focus on praxis and strategies related to classroom-based language teaching. Topics will include contextualized language instruction, communicative and task-based instruction, content-based instructional methods, equitable and inclusive teaching practices, and strategies for teaching grammar, vocabulary, and linguistic competencies (reading, writing, listening, speaking). Students will be assessed via practice-based projects and self and peer evaluations. This course is taught in English, but speakers of all linguistic backgrounds are welcome, and examples will be taken from a wide variety of languages offered at Pitt. Pre-requisites: None, but students should have graduate standing in a language and literature department at the University of Pittsburgh. Other students interested in this course should contact the instructor directly.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Practicum
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis

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