Courses Spring 2015 Graduate Courses

Spring 2015 Graduate Courses

Teaching Apprenticeship in German: German Teaching as a Profession: Expectations, Challenges, amd Preparation (1.5 credits)
16:470:502:01
Alexander Pichugin
Th6 4:30-5:50pm, Scott Hall 214
 
This course prepares graduate students for a successful teaching and learning experience in the foreign language classroom. This semester, the course will concentrate on the development of aspiring and beginning instructors as teaching professionals and continue to introduce them to the most current methodologies of foreign language teaching in the United States, as well as provide them with guidance and practical advice in the classes they are teaching. Completing these goals will help the course participants find their own voice as teaching professionals and thus strengthen their position in the competitive job market.
 
The practical aspects of the course include developing and writing one's own teaching philosophy, compiling a teaching portfolio, designing course syllabi, and preparing for teaching-related aspects of the job application and teaching-related questions in the job interview. It also includes designing lesson plans for a learner-centered classroom, stating objectives based on standards of foreign language learning and nationally accepted proficiency guidelines, finding authentic materials for teaching and creating one's own, developing and reviewing graded assignments, analyzing and comparing different assessment tools, observing and reflecting upon one's own teaching and the teaching of others, and discussion assessment tools. Students will observe and reflect upon their own teaching and the teaching of others, as well as discuss personal experiences and challenges in the langauge classroom. The course participants will also continue to discuss methodologies and standards of foreign language teaching and learning in secondary and post-secondary education in the US, e.g. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the New Jersey World Language Curriculum Framework and Core Curriculum Content Standards, and the Standards of Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. This course is taught in German with some assignments and readings in English.
 
Topics in German Literature (3 credits)
16:470:670:01
Jason Groves
W67 4:30-7:10pm, German House Seminar Room (Room 102)
 
Course description: TBA.
 
Topics in German Literature (3 credits)
16:470:671:01
T67 4:30-7:10pm, German House Seminar Room (Room 102)
 
Course description: TBA.
 
Topics in German Literature (3 credits)
16:470:672:01
Henry Sussman
M67 4:30-7:10pm, German House Seminar Room (Room 102)
 
Course description: TBA.
 

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