Foreign Language Pedagogy: Principles and Practice
East Asian 125/225


This course is designed to prepare students to teach a foreign language as teaching assistants while they are graduate students and/or as instructors following graduation.

Lectures will address practical teaching skills as well as theories underpinning second language acquisition. Issues in foreign language pedagogy include; evaluation of various teaching approaches; error and interlanguage; classroom discourse and its role in learning; literacy in a foreign language; learner variables; interculture; roles of metacognition including self-regulation, motivation and self-efficacy.

Along with these theories in support with their teaching approach, students will write lesson plans and tests, and are required to observe foreign language classes and write reports. They will teach a mock class at the end.


Syllabus (2008) & Revised Schedule (2008)

Papers (2008)

****Materials from Spring 2006*********

Handouts (in Japanese)

Handouts (in English)


Lectures (PowerPoint)