Certificate in World Language Teaching (CWLT)
The Language Center (TLC), SAS-NB, in collaboration with the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, French, German, Italian, Literatures in English, and Spanish
(Approved December 2020)
Justification and Goals/Objectives
Being aware of the constantly shifting focus of methodologies of language teaching and the increasing demands of an unstable job market, TLC and the PhD programs in languages and cultures recognize the importance of increasing the teaching preparedness of our PhD students. These students ably compete with candidates of peer institutions on the job market in research pursuits. Recognizing the teaching preparation of our PhD students should enhance their chances for job placement.
The CWLT is a program devised for PhD students of Comparative Literature, French, German, Italian, Literatures in English, and Spanish as described below. This certificate should make our candidates stand out in comparison to those of other institutions, quantify the positive attributes of their teaching for prospective employers, and provide students with a teaching dossier to complement their research/academic portfolio. The certificate supports doctoral students as they prepare to teach at the post-secondary, i.e., university level, and in no way serves as licensure.
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