- This course addresses theoretical and practical aspects of teaching college-level Near Eastern languages. The seminar explores issues such as lesson-planning and classroom management, syllabus design, teaching methodology, learning strategies, proficiency-oriented instruction, teaching the various language skills, and assessment. Class discussions and activities are supplemented by observations of actual UW Arabic classes and micro-teaching by seminar students. In addition to discussing issues of pedagogy, students complete a variety of in-class and outside assignments including materials development and evaluation of teaching and testing materials. The course is taught in English.