FORL 2101 Introduction to Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 2101.) A non-technical introduction to issues pertaining to language and languages, including language structure, first and second language acquisition, language variation (regional and social), and language change.

FORL 2102 Languages of the World
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 2102.) Survey of the world’s languages and an introduction to the variety of linguistic phenomena found in different languages.

FORL 3021 Introduction to Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 3021.) An introduction to the major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

FORL 3022 Developing and Marketing Second Language Teaching Skills
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares students to understand language learning processes and current best teaching practices to maximize learners’ proficiency. Students create a portfolio to demonstrate their ability to teach foreign languages at home and abroad, in the public or private sector. Topics addressed include learner characteristics, second language development and assessment, and standards-based lesson planning in meaningful cultural contexts and proficiency assessment. Strategies for marketing second language abilities and teaching are developed.

FORL 3041 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 3041.) Introduction to processes of acquiring a second (foreign or additional) language. Compares the experiences of young children, adolescents, and adult-age language learners.

FORL 3300 Society in World Literature and Culture
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will promote a critical understanding of cultural production (film and video, music, photography, urban spaces, literature, and more) in connection to real world issues in a global context. Taught in English. Global Perspectives Course.

FORL 4011 Phonetics and Phonology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4011.) The description and classification of the sounds of human language; patterns of their occurrence and rules governing their use in various languages; emphasis on phonology in a generative framework.

FORL 4012 Morphology and Syntax
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4012.) Introduction to the basic concepts of syntax, including work classes, constituents, case systems, word order, and grammatical relations. Emphasis on comparison of syntax of a wide variety of languages.

FORL 4021 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 4025 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 4026 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 4027 Methods and Materials for Teaching Latin: P-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Methodologies for teaching Latin in P-12; lesson planning, teaching culture, and classroom techniques; goals of a Latin curriculum year by year. Syntax and the natural method of reading Latin.

FORL 4030 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 diverse learner needs, students will complete a mini edTPA in preparation for the culminating field experience class.

FORL 4060 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Internship
Credit Hours 12.0
Description

Internship in Foreign Language Education. This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 World Language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification.

FORL 4061 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites completion of all other course in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Student Teaching in Foreign Languages. This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 world language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4062 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

This full-time field-based experience offers students an opportunity to hone their teaching skills in local K-12 World Language classrooms under the guidance of a university supervisor and an on-site mentor. Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4063 Teaching Diverse World Language Learners – Student Teaching
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on the departmental language
Description

Students will gain experience planning, instructing, and assessing for diverse learners. The course culminates with the official submission of edTPA (a national standardized teacher performance assessment), which is required for teacher certification. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4111 Semantics and Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4111.) Broad range of topics in semantics, the study of how language communicates meaning, and in pragmatics, the study of how language is used to accomplish a speaker’s intention.

FORL 4121 Historical Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4121.) Comprehensive introduction to historical and comparative linguistics with a focus on causes and mechanisms of language change over time.

FORL 4131 Bilingualism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4131.) Comprehensive introduction to the phenomena, role, and function of bilingualism in the contemporary world with special emphasis on North America.

FORL 4650 Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0.0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. This course may include a Signature Experience component.