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Courses

Foreign Language Education

5426. Special Projects in Foreign Language Education, Grades K-16   (3-6 s.h.)

For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual education teachers. Students work on special projects such as drama techniques in language learning, humanistic techniques of teaching foreign and second languages, development of written curricular materials, and the dynamics of the second language class.

5427. Special Projects in Foreign Language Education, Grades K-16   (3-6 s.h.)

For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual education teachers. Students work on special projects such as drama techniques in language learning, humanistic techniques of teaching foreign and second languages, development of written curricular materials, and the dynamics of the second language class.

5429. Curriculum and Methods in Foreign Languages   (3 s.h.)

Readings, theory, research, and demonstrations related to current methods and approaches for teaching foreign and second languages. Differences between learning a second language as a child, teenager, and an adult are explored. For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual education teachers.

5431. Innovations in Foreign Language Education   (3 s.h.)

For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual teachers. Recent innovations or trends in foreign and second language education. Topics such as whole language, cooperative learning, authentic materials, pair and small group communicative activities in teaching the four skills, dialogue journals, jazz chants, and creating student and teacher-made materials.

5433. Multimedia Approaches to Teaching Foreign Language   (3 s.h.)

Effective uses of various types of media in teaching all aspects of foreign and second language. Creating stimulating materials and demonstrating their use through mini-lessons. For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual teachers.

5437. Teaching Second Language Culture   (3 s.h.)

Devoted to how to teach culture and what to include. Identifying patterns of the target culture and areas of misunderstanding between cultures. Comparisons made between one's native culture and the target culture. Materials based on mini-dramas, simulations, and nonverbal communication are demonstrated and prepared by students for classroom use. For foreign language, TESOL, and bilingual education teachers.

0610. Applied Language Study for Language Teachers I   (3 s.h.)

Provides an introduction to the study of languages, and examines the linguistic procedures involved in describing the phonological, lexical, grammatical and discourse systems of language. Considers the application of this study to the development of teaching materials and to the methodology of second and foreign language teaching.

0612. Applied Language Study for Language Teachers II   (3 s.h.)

0614. Approaches to Teaching a Second and Foreign Language   (3 s.h.)

Examines approaches to the design, implementation and evaluation of second and foreign language curricula, undertaken through a study of 'method' construct, syllabus design, classroom methodology and lesson evaluation. How communication is constructed in a second and foreign language classroom, and how this provides opportunities for learning and language acquisition are also examined.

0616. Teaching Secondary/Foreign Language Skills   (3 s.h.)

0618. Second Language Acquisition   (3 s.h.)

Examines theories and research that address how learners acquire a second language (L2) in tutored and untutored settings, and provides a description of the major properties of learner-language and how these change over time. Examine external and internal factors that shape interlanguage development, including input/interaction, first language transfer, cognitive mechanisms of attention and language universals. Particular attention to the effects of formal instruction on interlanguage development.

0620. Contexts for Teaching and Learning Language   (3 s.h.)

Introduction to connections between sociolinguistics and language teaching by exploring the micro and macro levels of context in a variety of sites for learning a second and foreign language (U.S., international, university-based, community-based, public school-based) and with a variety of types of learners (varying age, ethnolinguistic background, educational experiences, socioeconomic class, etc).

0623. Applied Linguistics   (3 s.h.)

In-depth survey of the variables affecting language acquisition, language use, and the pedagogical applications of the same. Topics include: nature of language acquisition, effects of motivation, attitude, personality, age, and socio-cultural variables, as well as aspects of language research methodology. Attends to both first and second language acquisition.

0624. Teaching the New Grammars in the Secondary School   (3 s.h.)

Examines traditional, structural, and transformational generative grammar as they apply to curriculum and instruction. Methods used in current approaches to teaching of grammar are examined and appraised.

0642. The Sound System of American English   (3 s.h.)

Examines ways in which linguists talk about sounds and sound systems; some ways of describing and teaching the sounds of American English; controversies about the role of pronunciation in the classroom; and the social meaning of linguistic variation.

0645. Seminar in Second/Foreign Language Education   (3 s.h.)

Current topics and research in teaching Second/Foreign language and literature. Topics to be covered include cognitive, cultural, social, and psychological factors affecting language learning; the role of literature study in the life of the learner, and class-oriented research.

0651. Special Projects in English Education   (3 s.h.)

Current topics of interest in the field of English Education.

0652. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I   (3 s.h.)

Helps students gain a critical perspective as a framework for language teaching and covers four main themes: notions of language and the competent language user; the language learner including models of language acquisition; the situation including factors that affect learning and approaches to teaching that best facilitate language acquisition. This course, Part I of II, concentrates on theoretical background.

0653. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages II  (3 s.h.)

A continuation of the basic course in Teaching English as a Second Language. TESOL Methods, Part II focuses on teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an integrated mode designed to promote oral and written communicative competence in English.

Updated 11/2008