This course explores a variety of theories about second and foreign-language learning, and investigates the teaching methodologies that grow out of their application. Instruction focuses on several key principles that are fundamental to the teaching and learning of a second language. Course topics include the relationship between first and second language learning, the role of affective factors, order of acquisition, the concept of interlanguage, comprehending vs. producing the second language, and the role of error correction. Various methods will be demonstrated, and participants will select one as a basis for developing a lesson plan.
Note: Requirement for Professional Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Course Number: LING-40031 Credit: 3 units