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MODERN LANGUAGES (MLG)

Course Descriptions


MLG 455/555  Cr.1 - 6

Foreign Language Program Development

This course is designed for teachers or prospective teachers working toward teacher certification or re-certification in a second or third language and/or in ESL. Program topics include: grammar, conversation, civilization, literature and methods. Prerequisite: acceptance of an approved program by department and permission of department chair. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Slash course MLG 455/555.   Offered Occasionally.


MLG 473/573  Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach world languages to children in the birth to pre-puberty range;  provides a basic understanding of classroom applications of second language acquisition and learning theories, teaching methods, approaches and techniques appropriate for these age levels, standards based assessment and lesson design, and curriculum development. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, micro-teaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning. (This course is intended for students seeking MC-EA world language certification.) Prerequisite: EDS 502 or EDS 351 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor. Slash course MLG 473/573.   Offered Fall.


MLG 474/574  Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence

A study of how a foreign language is learned and acquired and what methods and techniques are effective with varying groups of learners. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, microteaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning. Prerequisite: EDS 351 or concurrent enrollment.   Offered Spring.