Course Detail
Units:
3.0 - 4.0
Course Components:
Practicum
Description
LING 6813 focuses on the development of second and foreign language teaching skills, particularly skills for lesson planning and delivery for different levels of language proficiency and different contexts. To this end, the course is designed to give preservice teachers opportunities to do the following: (1) identify indicators of effective language instruction, (2) develop skills in observing second language (L2) classes, (3) select and/or develop instructional activities appropriate for different levels of language proficiency and contexts, (4) develop skills in planning lessons for L2 learners, (5) practice teaching skills using a variety of instructional strategies, (6) incorporate constructive criticism into lesson planning and micro-teaching demonstrations. The course has either a 30-hour field experience requirement for LING 5813 or a 45-hour field experience requirement for LING 6813. LING 6813 also requires that students develop a professional e-portfolio.