The Summer Language Insitute for French Teachers has a unique curriculum designed to strengthen your language proficiency, teaching expertise and cultural understanding, and to maximize your potential as a language teacThe curriculum includes:
- Core required courses in areas such as second language acquisition theory, assessment, and teaching for proficiency.
- French language and culture electives.
- Pedagogy courses which accompany each language or culture elective and focus on practical application of various pedagogical practices.
- For master's candidates, a unique final Action Research project that develops reflective teaching practices.
The descriptions below provide more details on our curriculum and on each of these types of courses.
Please note: The syllabi for Summer 2021 are forthcoming and will later be added to each course description. In the meantime, please inquire with the program if you have questions about course content.
SLI Curriculum Overview
The Summer Institute for French Teachers offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in French Language Teaching over three summers. Completion of the MA degree program requires a total of 48 quarter credits, earned over five three-week summer sessions. You may earn up to 18 credits each summer (up to 9 credits in each three-week session).
See below for information about our courses and the breakdown of credits required for the MA degree. You may also view curriculum information and course descriptions in the SOU catalog.