Beyond the First Year: Fundamentals of Teaching Mid-/Upper-Level Language Classes

Facilitator: Maeve Hooper (

Location: Gates-Blake 133

Dates: Tuesdays, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, and 11/7

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

Are you teaching an intermediate or advanced foreign language class this year? Do you hope to in the future? Join us for a workshop series designed to help you navigate the challenges of moving beyond the beginning language classroom, and designing your own mid- or upper-level course.

In four sessions, we will discuss the fundamentals of assessment and proficiency, how to establish learning objectives at the intermediate/advanced level, and strategies for integrating content and grammar. Participants will have the opportunity to develop activities for future classes, test new learning strategies, and reflect on their own experiences in the classroom.

This workshop series is recommended for graduate student instructors teaching a foreign language at the intermediate or advanced level, but is open to graduate students with all levels of teaching experience who are interested in foreign or second language pedagogy.

Attendance at these workshops counts toward the College Teaching Certificate granted by the Chicago Center for Teaching.

To RSVP to this event, please login to GRAD Gargoyle by clicking on the “Student/Alumni” user icon. Once on the home page, follow these steps: Click Events>Click Workshops>Select “BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR: FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING MID-/UPPER-LEVEL LANGUAGE CLASSES” and RSVP.