Our course objectives will be:

  1. To acquire a basic understanding of the foreign language teaching/learning process as we currently understand it.
  2. To learn about, discuss, and practice effective techniques for teaching and evaluating foreign language (FL) students in middle and secondary schools.
  3. To familiarize students with resources available to enhance FL teaching/learning.
  4. To familiarize students with the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages (2015) and the Academic Standards for World Languages in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  5. To provide an introduction to technology pertinent to the FL classroom; to have hands-on practice using some of these technologies and integrating them in FL lessons.
  6. To assist the FL pre-service teacher with the development of a personal FL teaching philosophy that will help to shape his/her teaching career.