CAPS 560 Practical Strategies for Teaching Mandarin
In this elective course, participants will observe and practice-teach in the Mandarin Summer Camp for students grades 6-12. Guided by master teachers at the camp and the course instructor, participants will learn how to design and implement curriculum and teaching based on the National Standards for Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century. In addition to learning a variety of teaching strategies and skills, participants will give special attention to comprehensible input to help students develop language skills through meaningful context - real-life situation - as they acquire a second language. Participants will advance their teaching skills and confidence through observation of and participation in daily classroom routines and through practice teaching.