FORL 6021 Technology Integration for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Selection and use of technology resources in the Pre-K-12 classroom with an emphasis on foreign language instruction. Students learn how to select and integrate appropriate technologies that align with edTPA and principles of communicative language teaching in order to enhance student learning, language proficiency and interculturality. A special emphasis is placed on emerging technologies and video development.

FORL 6030 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Field Experience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 4025 or FORL 4026 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This field-based experience offers students an opportunity to observe and teach diverse world language students in local K-12 schools. In addition to learning about how to differentiate instruction to meet their diverse learners’ needs, students will complete a mini edTPA in preparation for the culminating field experience class.

FORL 6125 Approaches to Early Language Learning, Grades P-8
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares individuals to work with second/foreign language learners in developmentally appropriate ways to maximize young learners’ second language proficiency. Topics addressed are: learner characteristics, child development theories, second language development and assessment, dual language immersion, approaches to effective Standards-based lesson planning in meaningful cultural contexts for grade levels P-8, and edTPA.

FORL 6126 Approaches to Language Teaching, Grades 9-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Applicable knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, edTPA, unit/lesson planning, approaches to effective lesson implementation and assessment in meaningful cultural contexts 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.