Language Program Direction Self-Study Modules: Introduction

Interested in becoming a postsecondary language program director (LPD) or in learning more about what LPDs do? Then you’ve come to the right place: In the modules linked below you will learn from experts the ins and outs of language program direction and the multiple facets of this complex and rewarding job. Although the intended audience for these modules is novice and aspiring LPDs, we hope that experienced LPDs will also gain from the various perspectives and resources provided, including the extensive LPD bibliography and the project-sponsored activities at the International Language Teacher Education Conference conference.

Module topics:

    Coming soon:
  • Module 2: Conceptualizing and Creating the Syllabus
  • Module 3: Program Evaluation and Improvement
  • Module 4: The Methods Course and Ongoing Teacher Professional Development
  • Module 5: Preparing to Teach Beyond the Lower-Level Curriculum
  • Module 6: Open Educational Resources in Language Program Direction
  • Module 7: The Language Program Director as Scholar


CARLA’s LPD project is carried out in collaboration with the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC), the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin. We would like to acknowledge the colleagues from these organizations and other universities who agreed to author the self-study modules:

  • Heather Willis Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Module 5)
  • Cathy Barrette, Wayne State University (Module 3)
  • Carl Blyth, COERLL, University of Texas at Austin (Module 6)
  • Cori Crane, Duke University (Module 4)
  • Beatrice Dupuy, CERCLL, University of Arizona (Module 2)
  • Kate Paesani, CARLA, University of Minnesota (Module 1)
  • Chantelle Warner, CERCLL, University of Arizona (Module 7)

 

 

 

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