The Foreign Languages Teacher Education Program
program is an integral part of the Department of European
Literatures, and Cultures and serves students in that department,in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies,
and in the Department of
Hispanic Languages and Literature. The Foreign Language
Preparation Program coordinates the preparation of undergraduate
graduate students to become teachers of French, German, Italian,
and Spanish at the middle and secondary school levels.It also coordinates the preparation of undergraduate students to become teachers of Chinese and Japanese at the same levels. Students in
program take content courses in the language, literatures, and
their field as well as pedagogy courses tailored to the
future Foreign language teachers. Practical experience is gained
observations in schools around the region and through a
mentored student teaching at the middle and high school levels.
Our program prides itself on providing students with the
gain a thorough knowledge of the language(s), literatures, and
which they are preparing to teach. Possibilities for study abroad
plentiful at Stony Brook, as are opportunities to take language
taught by experts in their fields. Because of the diverse student
Stony Brook, students are also afforded the chance to interact with
speakers of the languages they are studying, both in their classes
elsewhere on campus, thus enhancing their own linguistic skills
cultural knowledge. In addition, the Foreign Language Teacher
Program maintains close ties with the Language Learning and
Center, a state-of-the-art multimedia learning center, which
students meet the challenge of integrating technology with the
Foreign languages. Students may choose to take a course in media
Foreign language teaching offered in the LLRC as well.
A further mission of the Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Program is to provide on-going training for practitioners in the field. By offering workshops, seminars and courses for Foreign language teachers, this program aims to strengthen our ties to the professional community and to meet the needs of all of our students, past, present, and future.
Please click on the following link for access to our
Guide to Teacher Education.
For more information please contact:
Sarah Jourdain, Ph.D.
Director, Foreign Languages Teacher Education Program
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5359
Phone: (631) 632-7440
Fax: (631) 632-9612
For undergraduate teacher education in Chinese:
Professor Agnes Weiyun He: firstname.lastname@example.org
For undergraduate and graduate teacher education in French:
Professor Prosper Sanou: email@example.com
For undergraduate and graduate teacher education in German:
Professor Robert Bloomer : firstname.lastname@example.org
For undergraduate and graduate teacher education in Italian:
Professor Charles Franco: email@example.com
For undergraduate teacher education in Japanese:
Professor Eriko Sato: firstname.lastname@example.org
For undergraduate teacher education in Spanish:
Professor Daniela Flesler: email@example.com
For graduate teacher education in Spanish:
Professor Lou Deutsch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on this link for the instructions on how to apply to the Undergraduate Foreign Language Teacher Education Program.
Please click on this link for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program's Student Advising Memorandum.