GLC 524: Concpt Forgn Lang Teach

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or permission of instructor

General Education requirement: Cultural & Artistic Literacy

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.