Developing and Mentoring Foreign Language Instructors: Best Practices Study Results
SWA CONSULTING INC RALEIGH NC
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Foreign language instructor supervisors are responsible for developing and formally or informally mentoring foreign language instructors through observation, assessment, and feedback activities. This session provided research-based recommendations for how to facilitate foreign language instructor development. Research presented in this session combined comprehensive literature reviews, interviews with foreign language program administrators and instructor supervisors, and analysis of archival data to identify the behaviors and skills required for effective supervision of foreign language instructors in an adult, military learning context. Findings from this study were also discussed in terms of how these best practices could be applied to other learning contexts, such as primary or secondary education programs. Synthesis of information from these sources helped attendees effectively develop and mentor foreign language instructors.
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