This seminar provides instruction on the theory and practice of foreign language teaching and learning. Readings and class discussions focus on methodology, class preparation, assessment, course design and development, and teaching with technology. The course includes supervised classroom practice. During the semester we will review various theories and methodologies for teaching of Italian as a foreign language; we will also examine different pedagogical approaches and their applications in practical classroom activities.
Course Requirements: Three hours of seminar per week. Daily attendance of the “pilot class” during the first six weeks of the semester. Regular participation, teaching demonstrations, teaching portfolio and a final paper required. Required of all GSIs in their first semester of teaching. Must be taken on a letter grade basis.
Prerequisites: GSI status in the Department of Italian Studies.