ERIC Number: ED481005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Meeting the Needs of International TAs in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Model for Extended Training.
Chalupa, Cynthia; Lair, Anne
This study examines the special situation of nonnative speakers of English who teach foreign languages at U.S. institution. It argues that modules designed specifically for mentoring international foreign language teaching assistants (IFLTAs) must be included in teaching assistant workshops and seminars offered by foreign language departments. Based on a survey conducted at a large Midwestern research university, the study examines common concerns raised by IFLTAs in three distinct categories: language, acculturation, and university policy. It addresses matters of English and target language usage in the classroom, cross-cultural exchange and its role in foreign language instruction, and the international TAs understanding of university policy vis-a-vis institutional regulations in their own countries. The International Graduate Associate Survey is appended. (Contains 17 endnotes and 34 references.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Mentoring Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series in Annual Volumes; see FL 027 839.