There are two different settings to the course: 1) a local primary and/ or secondary school, where students will weekly observe one or several classes of English as a second language, Spanish language, or some other subject, and will teach several classes of English as a second language weekly as well (approx. 3 hours per week); and 2) the university, where students will meet with the course instructor in order to comment on their observations, teaching practice, readings, etc. (approx. 15 hours).
- Help students to think of the processes involved in the teaching and learning of English as a second language, Spanish as students’ mother tongue, or other subjects taught in Spanish or English in a Spanish primary and/or secondary school.
- Enable them to identify the teaching procedures (such as the interaction between teacher and students and among students themselves) observed in the classroom and think about their justification and effect.
- Encourage them to develop the ability to internalize the results of their observation and teaching in order to be able to apply them in their future teaching career.