Methods of Foreign Language Teaching, K-12
16:617:500 (3 Cre)
ONLINE with 3 Face-to-Face Meetings
Approved by the NJ Department of Education!
Please register early to reserve a spot! Registration is done on a first come first served basis.
Sat - 2/4, 3/4, 4/22/2017
Instructor: Maria Jose Cabrera Puche
LOCATION for 3 Face-to-Face Meetings:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Click here for directions.)
This course is designed to address the needs and concerns of students preparing to teach foreign languages in the K-12 schools and in-service teachers who need a methods course for endorsement or licensure. It will also serve in-service teachers who are seeking to update their knowledge of second-language acquisition and instruction for personal growth or for academic credit toward state re-licensing or for national board certification.This methods course is organized around the Standards for Foreign Language Learning, commonly referred to as the Five Cs: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Students will learn about current theoretical bases for second-language acquisition and how theory informs classroom practice. The course does not promote a particular methodology but rather presents principles of learning from which teachers can draw as they make decisions about instruction. In today's classrooms with diverse learners and curricular options, teachers must possess a repertoire of teaching practices based on an evolving research and knowledge base. Conducted in English with language-specific assignments.