Certificate in Teaching Foreign/Heritage Languages
Students who earn the certificate will acquire skills needed to teach languages, administer foreign/heritage language programs, develop curriculum/materials effectively, and develop language assessment measures in an informed manner.
The graduate-level certificate in foreign/heritage language teaching, issued by the UCLA Center for World Languages, will enhance UCLA graduate students' prospects both for employment upon graduation and for further graduate study in language education or related fields.
This program provides students with
(1) an overview of current foreign/heritage language pedagogical theories and practices;
(2) the experience of observing the foreign/heritage language acquisition process both in and out of the classroom;
(3) a supervised practicum experience in a variety of language classroom settings; and
(4) an opportunity to connect theory and practice in language teaching.
A total of six courses and participation in two workshops or symposia is required to earn the certificate. Students will take three required courses in methodology, technology, and observed teaching, through a language and literature/culture department, and three elective courses. For those students who are not foreign language teaching assistants, coursework options allow for completion of the certificate through alternative course selections. Workshops and symposia dedicated to fundamental issues for language teaching and learning are sponsored quarterly by the Center for World Languages, in concert with foreign language departments, the Center for Digital Humanities, and outside agencies.
Students interested in this certificate program should contact Sara Hosegera, Academic Advising and Student Affairs, UCLA Center for World Languages, 1335 Rolfe Hall, by telephone at (310) 825-1875, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Prerequisites: Demonstrated proficiency in at least one second/foreign language
Required Courses: Three courses total, one from each group
Near Eastern 375
Elective Courses:Three courses total
Departmental 596 (independent study)*
*upon approval of independent study contract; please speak with Certificate program advisor for more information
Workshops/Symposia: Attendance/Participation in at least two Center for World Languages Symposia or Workshops, or similar language pedagogy program
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Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2006