This course has two main academic components: one experiential (practicum) and one reflective (seminar). The practicum provides you with direct experience in an inclusive professional setting for 3 hours per week. The seminar meets every week for 1.5 hours to explore disciplinary theory through readings, discussions, and personal reflection.
In the seminar, you will examine educational psychology, pedagogical models, and English language teaching methods.
In the practicum, you will be assigned to a local elementary, middle, and/or high school to work closely with English language teachers and Italian students. Depending on the placement and the teachers’ needs, you may assist with lesson planning and classroom instruction or design and implement English language workshops with a specific theme, such as music or travel. At the end of the semester, you will present your practicum experience to the Umbra community.
By the end of this course, you will have
Selected readings will be provided in class