SPAN 457 – Applied Linguistics
Application of linguistic theory to issues of Spanish language instruction; theories of language acquisition and language teaching methodology.
SPAN 581A – Foreign Language Teaching Theory and Methodology
The goal of this course is to systematically examine methods, approaches, techniques and activities for the teaching of foreign languages and its use in the classroom. It will include an overview of learner strategies and cooperative learning, the use and adaptation of textbooks, and some of the journals available in the field. Participants will be introduced to second language acquisition theories, course design, lesson planning and testing, and have experience creating a cohesive instructional unit.