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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2003

POR 398T • SUPERVISED TEACHING IN PORTUGUESE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43950 MW
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Batts 107
Montesinos

Course Description

This course offers Assistant Instructors guidance in the art of teaching a foreign language. The course will provide necessary theoretical and practical background that will enable instructors to use current theories about learning and teaching to develop their own repertoire of teaching techniques. Emphasis is placed on communicative language teaching, advocating a balanced approach and stressing the role of input and the need for ample opportunities for students to produce language through communicative activities.

Grading Policy

To receive a passing grade in this course, the student will be expected to complete all assignments with a grade of P and receive a grade of P in class participation. Attendance in this class is essential; three (3) class absences will result in a NO CREDIT grade.

Texts

Lee, James and Bill Van Patten. Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen. San Francisco: McGraw Hill, 1995.

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