Jan 18, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 4560 - Teaching Foreign Language

(ED 6560)
Students examine the recent findings of linguists, psycholinguists, sociolinguists, cognitive psychologists and educational theorists in curriculum and motivation relative to second language learning. Students appraise methods of foreign language teaching at K-12 levels as they relate to proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking, and critically analyze existing methods to give rationale for selection of a preferred method. Additionally, the student works with a practicing professional at a school site. This course, additionally, will prepare the pre-service and in-service teachers about the challenges of today’s modern classroom; therefore, it will focus on how to best serve English language learners, underperforming students, and a diverse student body. Critical thinking and problem solving will be central to the training of the students. This course requires a non-credit field placement experience.