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Spanish Teaching Methods
SP TEACH METH
CLASS CODE: SPAN 377 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: FOREIGN LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Spanish Teaching skills and theories of foreign language acquisition.
DESCRIPTION: Class will emphasize teaching methods for future high school Spanish teachers. Some methods for teaching foreign language in the elementary schools will also be included. Information on language acquisition theory and the foreign language teaching profession will also be presented.
TOPICS: Proficiency-based approaches to speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Historical overview of the profession, overview of diverse methodologies, teaching culture, testing, language acquisition theories, professional organizations, foreign language standards, ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, foreign language instruction in the elementary schools, specific techniques for teaching particular syntactical domains, etc.
OBJECTIVES: Students will become equipped with the tools necessary to function as effective instructors of foreign language and to assist them in moving their future students to higher levels of proficiency. They will be familiar with specific foreign language teaching techniques as well as have a very basic knowledge of language acquisition theory. They will gain an understanding of some of the more salient current issues in the profession.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills by formal examinations, assignments, and classroom activities where they will demonstrate that they can perform the various techniques. Readings will be required for almost every class period backed up by a quiz every time. An attendance policy will be enforced.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 321 with a grade of "C" or better. Spanish Teaching majors, Spanish Teaching minors, or Elementary Ed. majors only. Elementary Ed. majors must have completed or be near completing 20 credit hours in a foreign language. Teaching majors and minors who are studying a foreign language other than Spanish much have taken the equivalent of Spanish 321 in their language.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002