Annual Orientation Workshop for New Foreign Language Instructors
The Language Institute welcomes all new language instructors in Van Hise departments to participate in the Fall 2017 orientation workshop for new language instructors.
The workshop is an inter-departmental, pre-service workshop that takes place the week before classes start (Welcome Week) each Fall. The workshop is focused primarily on practical techniques for planning and teaching language lessons. It is comprised of a 1.5-hour large-group session that includes a demonstration language lesson followed by “micro-teaching” (short lessons taught by workshop participants) in small, mixed-language groups facilitated by faculty and experienced TAs from sponsoring departments.
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
1:00-2:30 pm, Room 104 Van Hise Hall
All-group session: Welcome/workshop overview. Lesson demonstration and guided discussion. Instructions for micro-teaching. Microteaching lesson planning in small groups.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
9:00-11:00 am, Van Hise rooms 205, 207, 209, 219, 223, 227, 240, 355
Micro-teaching in mixed-language groups
Naomi Geyer, Fall 2017 workshop chair
Wendy Johnson, coordinator