An Online Methods Course for Foreign Language Teachers

This professional development resource focuses on practical aspects of foreign language teaching in a virtual classroom setting. You, the foreign language teacher, will be transported into a real-life methods course to watch and listen to instructors at the University of Texas at Austin and think critically about the ensuing classroom discussions.

Foreign language teachers learn:

  • best practices for instruction that can be applied to any language,
  • practical design for activities and lesson plans that can be adapted for any language classroom,
  • analysis of classroom materials and classroom interactions, and
  • opportunities to learn by observing the development of actual foreign language teachers.

In this introduction, you will meet the course instructors and beginning teachers, and learn about the components and features of this online resource.