Penn FLTFL Training

The Penn FLTFL Orientation is designed for foreign language teaching fellows and lecturers new to the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. This orientation typically takes place during the third week of August. A detailed schedule is provided to all attendees as the event approaches. Below is a general schedule.

Attendance is required for all new hires. Please contact your language department if you have a conflict.


8:45-9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15-9:30 Welcome by the Dean
9:30-10:45 Overview of the week
11:00-12:30 Language Group Meetings
1:30-2:15 Shock Language Lesson Demo
2:15-3:15 Classroom Practices: Approaches to Teaching Grammar and Giving Feedback
3:30-5:00 Language Group Meetings


8:45-9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15-12:00 Classroom Practices: Applying the Standards
1:00-1:45 Classroom Practices: Listening and Reading Comprehension
2:00-3:30 Introduction to Technology and Blackboard
3:30-5:00 Language Group Meetings
Assignment for Wednesday: Prepare a 10-minute beginning-level lesson to teach to a group of mixed language teachers.


9:30-12:00 Microteaching: Mixed Language Groups
1:00-2:15 Introduction to Penn and the U.S. System
2:30-4:00 Language Group Meetings
Assignment for Thursday: Prepare a 10-15 minute lesson to teach to peers in your own cohort.


9:30-12:00 Microteaching: Individual Language Groups
1:00-3:00 Academic Integrity and Campus Resources
3:00 Reception


9:00-12:00 Language Group Meetings with Coordinators for reviewing videotaped microteaching sessions
1:00-3:30 Romance Language Course Meetings with Coordinators