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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.

DESCRIPTION: Spanish teaching skills and theories of foreign language acquisition.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: -Learn information on language acquisition theory and the foreign language teaching profession.
-Prepare to function as an effective instructor of foreign language and to assist students in moving to higher levels of proficiency.
-Become familiar with specific foreign language techniques used in elementary and secondary schools.
REQUIREMENTS: Lecture, demonstration, practice teaching, microteaching, readings, materials sharing, portfolio development, quizzes, assignments, group practice, essays, exams
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 must have taken the equivalent of Spanish 321 in their language.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002