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World Languages Institute

Core Curriculum Courses - Fall

FALL 2017

Additional Course Offerings: See ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish and Translation and Interpreting

core

METHODS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12). (CR. 3)
16:617:500:90: 05601
ONLINE
Plus three (3) ON-CAMPUS, face-to-face meetings on SATURDAY 10/7, 11/4, 12/9
8:30 am - 12 noon, LLB-104
DOUGLASS CROUSE

This section is open to prospective teachers who are seeking certification.
Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission.

This course is designed to address the needs and concerns of students preparing to teach foreign languages in the K-12 schools and in-service teachers who need a methods course for endorsement or licensure. It will also serve in-service teachers who are seeking to update their knowledge of second-language acquisition and instruction for personal growth or for academic credit toward state re-licensing or for national board certification. Conducted in English with language-specific assignments.


ASSESSMENT IN THE WORLD LANG CLASS (K-12) (CR.3)
16:617:504:90:19635
ONLINE
Plus two (2) ON-CAMPUS, face-to-face meetings on SATURDAY, 10/21(RM104) and 12/9(RM110)
8:30 am - 12 noon
ROSANNE ZEPPIERI

Prerequisites: 16:617:500 or 16:940:500 and 16:617:502

This course is designed to provide a firm foundation in and understanding of performance-based assessment and rubric design. The focus is the development of tasks to be used in teachers' classes during the school year. Through a consideration of backwards design and authentic assessment, teachers learn to develop tasks that set realistic expectations for their students, and how research and theory on language proficiency help us to understand the stages of developing linguistic acquisition. This knowledge will inform the strategies and techniques that lead to authentic assessment of language use. Conducted in English.


TEACHING PORTFOLIO PROJECT (CR.3.)
16:617:599:01:06708
ONLINE
KAREN SÁNCHEZ

Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission.

A three-credit individual project that is to be completed and presented to the student's two-person committee following the completion of the twenty-seven credits of course work. The portfolio reflects the student's individual teaching situation as well as the application of theory and practice from course work taken at the WLI. It entails the preparation of four thematic units utilizing the communicative approach to language. Two units are to be based on the textbook and teaching situation of the candidate; the other two units are to be 'dream' units, in which the candidate develops age-appropriate materials that would be the ideal.

Spanish Courses - Summer

dictionariesThe Spanish Language Program offers the possibility of completing all MAT course requirements in three summers, depending on enrollment. The MAT in Spanish is designed for individuals already teaching Spanish, but also is open to prospective teachers at the K-12 school level. Credits from World Languages Institute courses may be applied towards state certification and/or continued professional development. Teachers are required to complete successfully at least two Spanish courses in the World Languages Institute before applying to the MAT program. Details are available at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or its web site at http://span-port.rutgers.edu.

SUMMER 2017

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum


METHODS OF SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12)  (CR. 3)
16:617:500:E1:03258
ONLINE; 6/26 - 8/4
KAREN SÁNCHEZ

Prerequisite: 617:502.
This section is open to teachers of Spanish who have been admitted to the World Languages Institute (WLI) or to the Spanish MAT degree program.
Contact the WLI (call 848-932-7016, or email us) to register, which is by special permission.

Methods of teaching Spanish to both English speakers and those coming from a Hispanic background, with special emphasis given to K-12. Emphasis on curriculum development, uses of technology, and software applications. Review of theoretical resources. Conducted in Spanish.


SEMINAR: TOPICS IN HISPANIC LINGUISTICS
A LITTLE ROMANCE: A BRIEF INTRO TO ROMANTIC LANGUAGES (CR. 3)

16:940:588:D1:05109
6/28 - 7/19, M-F 8:30AM - 12:45PM, LLB104
TOM STEPHENS
Cross-listed with 01:940:488:D1

This 10-unit course introduces students to comparisons of and contrasts between the Romance languages. It will present students with the origins of language families (Indo-European, Hamito-Semitic, Sino-Tibetan, Ural-Altaic, etc.) and of Italic and Latin, the parent varieties of Romance. The class will treat each Romance language individually and comparatively to explain the notion of its derivation from a diasystem interrelated at the linguistic, aesthetic, cultural, literary, and historical levels. Conducted in Spanish.


SEMINAR IN HISPANIC LITERATURE: ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENTALISM IN SPANISH-AMERICA (CR. 3.)
16:940:509:D1:04782
ONLINE; 7/10 - 8/16
JORGE MARCONE
Cross-Listed: 01:940:489:H1

Course description TBA. Conducted in Spanish.


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The World Languages Institute: Pathway to Career Advancement for Novice and Experienced K-12 Language Educators

WLI Classroom

Our graduate-level core program in pedagogy reflects the New Jersey Student Learning Standard for World Languages and the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. We also offer Graduate courses in ChineseFrenchGermanItalian, and Spanish that cover topics such as civilization, culture, grammar, linguistics, and literature. Our students also have the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts for Teachers in as few as two or three summers.

Most of our core curriculum courses are now online and offered not only during the summer but also during the year, making them more accessible and convenient for busy work and family schedules while still providing the highest quality educational experience.

Core Curriculum Courses - Spring

SPRING 2018

Additional Course Offerings: See ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish and Translation and Interpreting

core

METHODS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12) (CR. 3)
16:617:500:90:08401
ONLINE
THREE ON-CAMPUS MEETINGS; SAT, 2/3, 3/3, 4/21 8:30 AM - 12 NOON; AB-5141.

MARIA JOSE CABRERA
Prerequisite: 617:502.

This section is open to prospective teachers who are seeking certification. Find registration information for this course here.

Methods of teaching world languages to English speakers in grades K-12. Emphasis on curriculum development, uses of technology, and software applications. Review of theoretical resources. Conducted in English with language-specific group sessions.


THEORIES OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LEARNING (K-12) (CR.3)
16:617:502:90:10173
ONLINE; 1/16 - 3/19
JANET GLASS
Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission. 

How we acquire our language is one of the most fascinating aspects of human development, and best practices in the classroom must be based on that research. This introductory course investigates theories of second language acquisition. Emphasis is placed on theories that have been proposed in the last twenty-five years and their impact on instruction. Conducted in English.


TEACHING PORTFOLIO PROJECT (CR.3.)
16:617:599:90:06332
ONLINE
KAREN SÁNCHEZ

Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission. 

A three-credit individual project that is to be completed and presented to the student's two-person committee following the completion of the twenty-seven credits of course work. The portfolio reflects the student's individual teaching situation as well as the application of theory and practice from course work taken at the WLI. It entails the preparation of four thematic units utilizing the communicative approach to language. Two units are to be based on the textbook and teaching situation of the candidate; the other two units are to be 'dream' units, in which the candidate develops age-appropriate materials that would be the ideal.


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Fall 2014 Technology Course Registration Information

To register for TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS (K-12) for FALL 2014, please click the appropriate link below and send the registration form to the WLI in one of the following ways:

Print the form, fill it out and send by US Mail to:
Rutgers WLI
Attn: Patty Blum
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

OR

Fax a completed form to 732-932-1556

OR

Send an electronic version by clicking here and attaching the completed form to the email.


Technology in the World Language Class (K-12)

16:617:503:90:18483
ONLINE; 10/6 - 12/5

GLENNYSHA JURADO-MORAN

This course is designed to develop teachers’ abilities to use technology effectively to support world language education. Through a consideration of research, the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, and hands-on experiences with technology, teachers develop and design projects to be used in the world language class. They also look at the effective use of the Internet and critically evaluate its authentic cultural materials as a way to provide comprehensible input for students. In addition, teachers examine and learn to use various multi-media software available for the teaching of world languages. Conducted in English with language-specific group sessions.

If you are currently a Rutgers student, please click here to download a registration form for this course.
If you are NOT currently a Rutgers Student, please click here to download a visiting student registration form for this course.

Contact Us

The Language Center

Rutgers University
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901

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Phone: 848-932-7373
Fax: 732-932-1556
Email:  wli@tlc.rutgers.edu