Methods of Teaching East Asian Languages 375

This course aims to provide pedagogical training for teaching East Asian languages as second/foreign language. It involves critical reading and discussion of major pedagogical principles and issues in teaching Asian languages as second languages, with emphasis on the following topics: Topics include lesson planning, classroom observation, peer teaching, classroom activities, self- and peer evaluations, and best practices in teaching. The focus of this course is on teaching theory, methodology, curriculum and lesson plan design, focusing on the teaching of Chinese, Japanese and Korean.