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Amy Ohta
ASIAN 518
Seattle Campus

Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Current foreign language teaching methods and approaches. Learning and teaching strategies and techniques for the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) including cultural notions. Current and future trends in pedagogy and technology. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 518/NEAR E 518/SCAND 518/SLAV 518.

Class description

This course provides an overview of language teaching theory and practice to current and prospective graduate TAs in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. This course will present a range of current methodologies for teaching Asian languages, with a significant hands-on component that includes both teaching demonstrations, practice teaching, and observation of language classes. Topics covered in the course include approaches to language teaching, materials design (designing and sequencing language learning activities), lesson planning, teaching the 4-skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), developing tests, designing and grading homework, and time management.

Note: This course is only open to graduate students who are current or prospective TAs for the Department of Asian Languages and Literature courses.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Matthew Carter
Date: 08/28/1998