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Lara Lomicka Anderson, French Section Head
University of South Carolina
The 2012 AATF convention will be held in Chicago, from July 5-8th. AAUSC will hold a special session at the convention. Please join us in Chicago!
Beyond Communicative Language Teaching: An Expanded Paradigm for French Programs
Stacey Katz Bourns, Harvard University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Lawrence Williams, University of North Texas (email@example.com)
This session provides an interactive forum focusing on Communicative Language Teaching and its role in contemporary French programs, in light of various calls in the profession for reconceptualizing theoretical and methodological frameworks. Specific proposals related to teacher training/mentoring, curriculum development, instruction, and assessment are demonstrated and discussed.
Please contribute other updates of interest to French Language Program Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors by contacting Lara Lomicka Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2012
The University of Utah seeks an expert in French language pedagogy to supervise and coordinate our lower level program. The position description is pasted below. Full details are available at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/14808
The Department of Languages and Literature and the Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah seek a scholar with experience in language pedagogy for a three-year renewable adjunct position in French and Francophone Studies, starting in Fall 2012. The position carries a teaching load of 5 courses per year and includes TA coordination and supervision. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of recent L2 methodology and must have native or near-native proficiency in French and English. Experience teaching language at a post-secondary institution is required and experience coordinating teaching assistants is a plus. Experience or interest in teaching courses with a practical orientation, such as Business French or Translation, would be an asset. The successful candidate will take part in developing on-line components for new and existing courses and in extra-curricular activities for majors, minors, and graduate students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue, and receive support for ongoing professional training. Applicants should hold an MA or PhD in French. Appointment with MA degree would be at the Instructor (Lecturer) level. Salary includes benefits.
We will begin reading applications on May 1st 2012 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and sample students evaluations from at least one class.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.