FREN4102 Theory and Practice of Teaching French as a Foreign Language

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in French Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit instructs students in the theory of language teaching of foreign languages in general, and gives them the opportunity to put this theory into practice for French as a foreign language, by teaching two conversation classes at Beginners or Intermediate level for one semester. The unit further develops cultural and linguistic skills acquired at undergraduate level while providing students with the skills required to teach French as a foreign language.
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the theory of teaching languages as foreign languages; (2) develop an understanding of a variety of teaching methodologies suitable for foreign language teaching; (3) develop pedagogical skills in a practical setting; (4) develop greater understanding of the English language and how language works in general; (5) further develop independent learning skills; and (6) further develop interpersonal skills as a member of a teaching team and an intern.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a critical essay teaching methodology; (2) participation in theory seminars; and (3) a teaching portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bonnie Thomas
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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