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Becher, Anne Senior Instructor

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Research

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  • Anne Becher's main professional interests include foreign language education and pedagogy for teaching second-language writing, as well as best practices for mentoring student teachers and graduate-level language instructors.

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  • foreign/world language teaching, Spanish language, teaching students who experience extreme difficulties with learning foreign languages

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Teaching

courses taught

  • SPAN 1010 - Beginning Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers students a firm command of Spanish grammar. Grammar is used as a point of departure for development of oral skills. Reading and writing are stressed to a lesser degree. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Degree credit not granted for this course and SPAN 1150.
  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Designed to refine expository and argumentative writing in Spanish, this course will center around four main areas of study: culture, linguistics, sociopolitical and economic reality, and literature and criticism. A multi-draft process-based approach will guide the writing and revision of essays. Additionally, there will be a focus on grammar and lexical issues most challenging for students at the third-year level.
  • SPAN 4650 - Methods of Teaching Spanish
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Familiarizes students with current methodology and techniques in foreign language teaching. Peer-teaching coupled with opportunity to teach mini-lessons provide students with actual teaching experience in the foreign language classroom. Same as SPAN 5650.
  • SPAN 4660 - High School Spanish Teaching
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Part of supervised secondary school teaching required for state certification to teach Spanish. These hours do not count toward student hours in the major nor in the total departmental hours allowed. Pass/Fail only.
  • SPAN 4980 - Methods Language Learn/Pedagogy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Required, intensive mini-course for teaching assistants in Spanish and Portuguese. Provides teachers with the opportunity to learn about language learning theory and pedagogy.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)