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.


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