ERIC Number: ED191821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
A Description of a Model Program for Orienting the New Foreign Teaching Assistant.
Rice, Donna Steed
This paper focuses on the content and evaluation of an orientation program for new foreign teaching assistants in an American college or university. The objective of the program is to familiarize the foreign teaching assistant with the sociocultural and academic differences in the university system that may cause a communication breakdown within the classroom. The program includes three major components. The first, Oral/Aural, was designed to develop comprehension and communication skills. Techniques for increasing reading speed and overall comprehension of academic and periodical literature comprised the second component. The third dealt with a cross-cultural orientation to the United States university system. A sample course outline, sample lesson plans, and classroom materials are appended. (JD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communication Skills, Course Content, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, Orientation, Program Development, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (31st, Phoenix, AZ, May 9, 1979).