Higher Education

Mentoring Foreign Language TA's, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty: AAUSC 2000 Volume, 1st Edition

  • Benjamin Rifkin University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Sally Sieloff Magnan University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • ISBN-10: 0838416861  |  ISBN-13: 9780838416860
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75



The popular AAUSC series of annual volumes for directors of university language programs strives to further scholarship in second language acquisition and teaching with regard to undergraduate programs with multisection courses. Teaching assistant supervision, teaching assistant professional preparation, and the role of faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions are some of the topics addressed.

Table of Contents

1. Getting to know the face in the mirror: reflection in practice for teachers and teacher educators.
2. New paradigms, old structures: Institutional tensions in TA training.
3. Culture shock and shocking culture: Preparing international foreign language TAs for the US classroom.
4. The highly-experienced staff and its professional development.
5. Russian in the national capital area: Part-time heaven or hell?
6. Training graduate teachers I and assistants in UK Universities.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Benjamin Rifkin

Benjamin Rifkin is currently a professor of Russian at the University of Wisconsin. As a board member of the AAUSC, he successfully presented a proposal for the 2000 edition of the AAUSC journal.

Sally Sieloff Magnan

Sally Sieloff Magnan received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is a Professor of French and Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute. She is also Editor of the Modern Language Journal. She teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in college teaching methods, second language studies, French language, and topics in French immigration. She received the honor of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques and several teaching awards.