Approaches and Practices in Second Language Pedagogy
Introduction to the history and current trends in language teaching with the goal of acquiring the knowledge and skills for informed, effective and reflective language instruction. Focus on psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic dimensions of second language acquisition, key concepts of second language teaching and their applications, and integration of culture and literature in language instruction. Compares features of the target and source languages. Assignments include review of teaching materials, creating lesson plans and modules, and writing an essay stating teaching philosophies. Open only to students who have a background in Asian languages.