SPAN 6695

Span Methodology & Instruction

Spanish L2 Teaching Methods

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of second language acquisition and their application in classroom settings. Topics covered include instructional techniques for developing the three language modes (presentational, interpretive, interpersonal), standards for foreign language learning (US and European frameworks), proficiency assessment, content-based instruction (CBI), techniques for addressing learner variables, and the role of culture in the L2 classroom. In addition to the theoretical readings and discussions, students will develop a portfolio of teaching materials ready for classroom use. (1 unit)

Required text: D. Koike and C. Klee, Ling ü ística aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua (Wiley).
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6695A-L08 Lecture (Davis)

Summer 2007, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6695A-L07 Lecture (Davis)

Summer 2006, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6695A-L06 Lecture (Davis)

Summer 2005, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6695A-L05 Lecture (Davis)

Summer 2004, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6695A-L04 Lecture (Sanchez Alvarado)