SPAN-500 Spanish Teaching Methodology
Spring for 2014-2015
This course is divided into two parts. The first part is a study of the fundamental concepts of language learning and teaching. Topics include an introduction to cognitive theoretical underpinnings of language learning; teaching approaches, methods, and related techniques; the role of instruction, input, and technology; classroom interaction; and materials preparation. The concepts introduced in the first part are then applied to L2 comprehension (reading and listening), production (speaking and writing) as well as testing. Throughout the semester, students will critique published articles and design activities, tasks, tests, and lesson plans and complete classroom observations. Students will be assessed through oral presentations, two examinations, and assignments.
The course is a requirement for doctoral students in Spanish. The course is taught in Spanish and all assignments must be completed in Spanish.
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