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World Languages Education (WL ED)

WL ED 412W Methods of Teaching World Languages in Grades 6-12 (3) Exploring the complexity of teaching World Languages and development of curricular designs for teaching World Languages in grades 6-12.

WL ED 412W Methods of Teaching World Languages in Grades 6-12 (3)

The purpose of this course is to help students develop a principled approach to designing and implementing lessons in their World Language classroom. Specifically, students will work towards an understanding of the processes of developing abilities in a second language that acknowledges a range of theories and associated methods but that is also situated within a particular theoretical framework of language and language learning. In this way, students will be better positioned to make the myriad instructional decisions they will face in middle school and high school contexts, ranging from materials development to lesson planning and classroom management to assessment. This is a writing-intensive course. Students will engage in a variety of formal and informal writing activities both in and out of class. Taken together, these activities function to enhance students' abilities as both producers and consumers of a range of texts relevant to their teaching practice. In addition, writing is understood to be a process integral to the fulfillment of each of the course goals.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: WL ED 411, WL ED 495B
Concurrent: WL ED 495C

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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