Core Practices in World Language Education
The Ohio State University online Graduate Certificate Program in Core Practices in World Language Education is the only program of its type in the country that engages practicing world language teachers from around the United States in the study of, application of, and critical reflection on the use of core practices for teaching a world language.
Throughout the program, we position functional language use as a critical lens on teaching and learning to understand and examine:
- The legitimacy of our own bi/multi-lingual or multi-dialectal skills and those of our students
- Language as a functional, meaning-making resource
- Language as structured according to specific purposes, genres, and modalities.
This critical positioning of the functional linguistic knowledge base for world language teaching advanced allows our cohort members to engage in the on-going debates in the field of world language education and equips them to enact responsive, student-centered learning.
Finally, our cohort approach engages participants in a community of professional practice in which they evolve as world language teachers in their application of theory and practice that enable them to bring engaging and inclusive instruction to their students. Because the program is online, and based on the most current research in effective world language teaching practice, we can be responsive to the evolving needs of our teacher participants by continually engaging with stakeholders around the country.
Students can start this program in any semester.
Minimum requirements for admission include:
- World language teachers in the United States and beyond currently teaching in a language classroom
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution