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Cornell University    
  Jan 22, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALS 5780 - International Teaching Assistant Development Program Course 1

Fall, spring. 2 credits. S-U grades only.

Prerequisite: ITA Language Assessment or permission of ITAP. Priority given based on immediacy of TA assignment.

K. Kenyon.

Designed for international teaching assistants. This course focuses on oral communication, cross-cultural classroom dynamics, and teaching techniques. Through small group seminars, conferences with instructors, audio journals, and a teaching practicum, students work to expand their communication and pedagogical skills.

Outcome 1: Define components of Advanced Level Speech communication.

Outcome 2: Identify and practice word, phrasal and sentence stress, intonation and comprehensible pronunciation.

Outcome 3: Apply knowledge of Advanced Level Speech components to monitor speech during communication.

Outcome 4: Organize knowledge as a TA using Advanced Level Speech components such as comparison, narration, description and explanation.

Outcome 5: Evaluate and prioritize areas of communication to improve through reflection.

Outcome 6: Examine the concept of culture and its influence on teaching and communication.

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