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Resources for Teaching Fellows

Every year, the Department trains new Teaching Fellows, and many resources are in place to help graduate students become the most effective Instructors possible, as well as offer support every step of the way. Here is a brief overview of the resources available to Teaching Fellows.

Your First Point of Contact
For any issues or problems that arise in your language classes, contact Pascale Hubert-Leibler. As the Director of the French Language Program, she offers guidance and puts her vast expertise in the area of French language pedagogy at the disposal of Teaching Fellows every day.

Pascale Hubert-Leibler
Director of the French Language Program
519 Philosophy Hall
212-854-4819,

Additionally, Instructors regularly meet with their section coordinators and are closely followed and supported by the Language Program Directory throughout the course of their teaching.

Training in Pedagogy
Headed by Pascale Hubert-Leibler, Director of the French Language Program, the Department offers an intense training program before the beginning of the Fall semester every year. Teaching Fellows learn how to become effective teachers and also how to make use of the latest teaching tools and technological resources. Training is also provided for CourseWorks, the online class web site system deployed by Columbia campus-wide.

New Fellows will be notified of all details via email in advance of the Fall semester and will also be given the opportunity to visit current classes in anticipation of teaching their own sections. Fellows are additionally required to take a seminar in pedagogy taught by the Language Program Director during their first semester of instruction and attend the orientation provided by the GSAS Teaching Center descried below.

The GSAS Teaching Center at Columbia University
In addition to our departmental support, resources are available via the GSAS Teaching Center. Every year, new Teaching Fellows must attend the Center's Orientation for New Teaching Fellows, and various workshops are offered throughout the year. The Center can be reached at 212-854-1066.

The Language Resource Center
While your students will use the Language Resource Center (LRC) to listen to online audio tapes, Teaching Fellows are encouraged to make use of the LRC's resources. An academic technologist is available to help you with your technology-related projects and the LRC staff can help you set up online content, video projects and more. The LRC can be reached online or at 212-854-3211.

The Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
The CCNMTL offers faculty and Teaching Fellows access to technological teaching tools, as well as support for CourseWorks.

 

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