Core Curriculum Courses - Spring

SPRING 2018

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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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