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World Languages and Cultures

Specialty Courses

FO 299 - Independent Study in Foreign Language
Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.
FO 399 - Independent Study in Foreign Language
Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.
FO 427 - The Teaching of World Languages
This course is designed to prepare the World Language teacher candidate's understanding of the ACTFL performance guidelines and standards together with their application and assessment in the classroom. Various modes of teaching language will be explored including meaningful integration of the ACTFL 5 C's and Integrated Performance Assessments into each lesson. Professional development is explored and students must complete a professional Development Plan that includes joining professional affiliations. Preparation for the edTPA is included in this course with one lesson in the target language to be presented and videotaped in class for self and group assessment. This course will include pedagogical strategies related to teaching linguistically diverse students, students with diverse needs, using instructional technology and using data to inform instruction. These components provide the students with valuable pre-teaching experiences that will strengthen understanding of teaching strategies and capabilities. Also listed as ED-427. Clinical hours are required.
FO LTIOPIG - Oral Proficiency Interview - GR
Language Testing International Examination for graduate students; requires one-hour preparation a week. This is a pass/fail course.