World Languages Institute

World Languages Institute

Methods Course Offerings - Summer 2018


If you are a current Rutgers student and would like to register for a summer Methods course, please click here to email Patty Blum.

 

If you are NOT a current Rutgers student, please see the instructions below.

 

Download the registration form from the link provided below the course description and send it to our office 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

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


 

ONLINE Course - Open to all languages

Methods of Foreign Language Teaching (K-12)

16:617:500:F1:01711
ONLINE; 6/25 - 8/15
One on-campus meeting on Saturday, 7/28, 9 AM - 12 NOON & 1 PM - 3 PM; LLB 104.

Douglass Crouse

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.

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

Core Curriculum Courses - Fall

FALL 2018

Additional Course Offerings: See ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish and Translation and Interpreting

core

METHODS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12). (CR. 3)
16:617:500:90:05288 
ONLINE
Plus three (3) ON-CAMPUS, face-to-face meetings on SATURDAY 10/6, 11/3, 12/8
8:30 am - 12 noon, AB-5140
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.


TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS (K-12) (CR.3)
16:617:503:90:19268
ONLINE
GLENNYSHA JURADO-MORAN

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

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.


TEACHING PORTFOLIO PROJECT (CR.3.)
16:617:599:01:06317
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.

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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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 2018

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum

CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA (CR. 3)

16:940:506:S1:04322
ONLINE; 7/30 - 8/15
JORGE MARCONE

Cross-listed with 01:940:403:S1

This class must provide certain information on Latin American society and culture, with an emphasis on content appropriate to the K-12 curriculum.  The students will demonstrate knowledge of the basics on Latin America’s human geography, early Pre-Columbian and Colonial history, and current culture, politics and economics since the early 1990s. For the purpose of comparison with the U. S., the students will demonstrate basic knowledge on issues related to the environment, indigenous rights, and nutrition.   Additionally, the class itself must be conducted at the appropriate proficiency level. In other words, the students must demonstrate the appropriate interpretative, interpersonal and presentational abilities in written Spanish through online activities. All readings are available at the correspondent sakai website for this course: https://sakai.rutgers.edu. Conducted in Spanish.


SPANISH PHONOLOGY (CR. 3.)
16:940:585:R1:04321
7/9 - 7/20, M-F 8:30AM - 12:45PM, AB-5190
TOM STEPHENS

Cross-Listed: 01:940:362:R1

Spanish phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Exercises in transcription. Contrastive analysis of English and Spanish sound systems.
Goals / expectations: Students will investigate the structure of speech and its linguistic function in the Spanishes of the world; gain experience with the articulation of sounds by producing and transcribing speech patterns; accurately define and use terminology related to phonetics and phonology in English and Spanish; mark syllabic stress patterns and describe basic anatomical structures used in articulation; transcribe sounds using IPA and IPA-related symbols; and recognize the processes represented in transcribed or spoken words. 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.