General Schedule and Syllabus


Syllabus will be posted here mid-summer 2020

Worshop dates are:  Monday, August 10-Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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Afternoon program arranged by department.

100 Mendenhall Labs; 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
  • 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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