General Schedule and Syllabus



Workshop dates are:  Monday, August 9-Wednesday, August 18, 2021

updated 8/9/2021


(Much of the workshop content will be delivered in Carmen Canvas.  You Must have an OSU email to log in. In addition, OSU requires a dual authentication security system ( that you must set up with your devices before you can access the site.)

Afternoon program arranged by department.

Training Location:
180 Hagerty Hall and elsewhere as specified

Course Goals:
The Combined Language GTA Training course is intended as the beginning of a continued process of professional development that will extend throughout your career. The lectures, teaching practica, and materials presented in the morning and afternoon sessions will provide you with the basic tools and understandings that you will need to begin your development as a teacher of language and culture in the university setting.

You will...

  • Become familiar with basic theoretical and practical issues surrounding the learning and teaching of beginning language to adults
  • Become familiar with the characteristics of OSU students, programs, and resources
  • Develop skill in planning, organizing, and presenting instruction
  • Become familiar with common techniques, technologies, and materials used in language instruction
  • Become familiar with online teaching platforms and tools
  • Learn a variety of strategies for monitoring learning, assessing student progress, and providing appropriate feedback
  • Become more aware of learner differences, styles, and strategies
  • Reflect critically on your own teaching, provide support and constructive feedback to others, and learn how to manage your own professional development

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