Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 01, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [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, A. Wu.

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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