Language Lab Director / Full Time Lecturer
Foreign Literature & Languages
Liberal Arts 207
Historical overview of the theory and practice of teaching foreign languages focusing on the contextualization of language instruction and integrated language instruction in ways that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Course topics include the role of contextualized input, output, and interaction in language learning; organizing content and planning for integrated language instruction; using an interactive approach to developing interpretive communication; using a story-based approach to teach grammar; developing oral and written interpersonal and presentational communication; addressing diverse needs of learners, assessing standards-based language performance in context, and using technology to contextualize and integrate language instruction. Students also reflect upon actual teaching scenarios and plan, design, and implement various microteaching situations.
Essentials of aural-oral, reading and writing with intensive drilling on pronunciation, intonation and grammar.
Review of grammar with composition and aural-oral practice. Introduction to Hispanic Culture and civilization through intensive and extensive reading.
Continuation of SPA 201.