FORL 6021 Foreign Language Educators and Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the selection and use of technology resources in the Pre-K-12 classroom with special emphasis on foreign language instruction. Students research and evaluate current trends in media-based learning as well as media resources developed specifically for foreign language instruction. Students learn how to integrate appropriate technologies into their classroom instruction in order to enhance pupil learning, language performance and cultural understandings. Students design, plan and produce educational materials using technology hardware and software, including authentic websites and related material in their foreign language.

FORL 6030 Practicum in Foreign Language Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to world language teaching theories, curriculum design, standard-based education, and planning for instruction. Observation, lesson planning, and supervised teaching with a variety of instructional techniques in P-8 and 9-12 world language classrooms.

FORL 6125 (TE) Methods and Materials for Teaching Foreign Languages, P-8
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, content reinforcement, unit and lesson planning, coordination of materials and technology, and techniques of effective lesson implementation for grade levels P-8.

FORL 6126 (TE) Methods and Materials for Teaching Second Languages, 9-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, content reinforcement, unit and lesson planning, coordination of materials and technology, and techniques of effective lesson implementation for grade levels 9-12.

FORL 6128 Teaching Foreign Languages at the College Level
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Theories of second language acquisition; practical methods of foreign language instruction at the college level.

FORL 8223 Modern Foreign Language Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Methodology of foreign language teaching as reflected in the latest research and as applied in the classroom situation; evaluation of current techniques and materials as models for production and utilization of materials by students.

FORL 8226 Teaching Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

How to select, annotate, and teach literary texts in the foreign language classroom. Candidates analyze current theories of teaching reading and design activities and assessments that reflect effective practices. May be offered separately in French, German, and Spanish.

FORL 8227 Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine historical and current theories related to teaching culture and intercultural understanding. Students prepare cultural materials and assessments for use in the foreign language classroom. May be offered separately in French, German, and Spanish.

FORL 8250 Topics in Pedagogy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students examine in depth a selection of topics related to teaching foreign languages. Students evaluate historical and current theories related to the chosen topics as well as research and apply methodological approaches. May be repeated if topics vary.

FORL 8800 Research in Foreign or Second Language Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Focus on the design and conduct of a research study for the Ed.S. degree with a concentration in Foreign Language.

FORL 8850 Education Specialist Portfolio
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Ed.S. students in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in French, German, or Spanish prepare a portfolio designed to meet the exit requirements of the Ed.S. degree as well as a work sample that demonstrates positive effects on pupil learning. Candidates meet three hours per week with their advisor in directed study.