Jane Tucker Mitchell (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Associate Professor of Romance Language and Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The FLES Methods Course: Key to K-12 Certification
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1991 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 24, Issue 6, pages 507–510, December 1991
How to Cite
Mitchell, J. T. and Redmond, M. L. (1991), The FLES Methods Course: Key to K-12 Certification. Foreign Language Annals, 24: 507–510. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1991.tb00497.x
Mary Lynn Redmond (Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT This article discusses the components of a FLES methods course in a state where K-12 certification in second languages is now mandated. Special emphasis is placed on Integrated or Content-based Instruction, second language acquisition, and a unique practicum incorporated into the methods course which enables the participants to demonstrate such techniques as Total Physical Response, storytelling, and dramatization. Finally, the course evaluation procedure is presented as a means of assuring that teachers' needs are being met as their second language programs expand to upper levels.