Distance Language Teaching Program
The Center for Language Study piloted in the academic year 2018-2019 an exciting new opportunity for graduate students to earn a mini-certificate in distance language teaching and will continue to offer this program in the coming years.
The program consists of 8 sessions (4 each semester) that cover a wide range of topics in distance and online teaching. Each session will feature a discussion of relevant readings, hands-on practice with technology, and guest speakers or distance teaching demonstrations.
The goals of the program are to familiarize graduate students in departments of language and literature with current trends in online teaching and learning, provide them with practical training in synchronous and asynchronous technologies, and prepare them with the technological skills to meet the changing demands of the job market. Familiarity with teaching hybrid or distance courses is increasingly emphasized as a desirable skill in job ads.
We recommend that graduate students who participate in the program have one year of teaching experience. We ask that participants attend all sessions. You will need to attend six out of the eight sessions to earn the mini-certificate.
Participants in the SLA Certificate program can count this as a professional development activity.
For further information, or to sign up for the program before the first session on Friday, September 27th, 2019, please contact David Ortega, CLS Technology Specialist (David.firstname.lastname@example.org).