|FL 4400 • Spring 2012||11:30 - 12:20 MWF • EH 117|
|Foreign Language Teaching Methods|
|Prof. Tom Mathews
Office: EH 420
Office Hours: MWF 9:30-11:15; TR 9:00-11:00; or by appointment
|Office Phone: 801 626-6345
• FL 3220: Phonetics and Phonology. (for French, German or Spanish). Students must have completed this course with a C or better, or be enrolled now.
|Throughout this class, students will:|
|• Apply current trends in foreign language education (acquisition theory, proficiency and the national standards) to classroom techniques and activities||
Peer teaching, lesson plans, class discussions, textbook review, comments on observations, and unit plan.
|• Become acquianted with and practice several methods used in the classroom to teach foreign languages|
|• Observe and evaluate peers and professionals as they teach languages|
|• Create and teach a series of lessons in order to practice L2 teaching techniques|
|• Create and evaluate materials for teaching and assessing foreign languages|
|Shrum, J. L., & Glisan, E. W. (2010) Teacher's Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction (4th Ed.). Boston: Heinle and Heinle. (Available in the WSU Bookstore or online from many vendors).|
|Assignments and Evaluation|
|The following tasks and assessments will be graded::
|All coursework and final grades will be calculated using this scale:
|A rubric with criteria for written work can be found here.
A rubric with criteria for oral work and presentations can be found here.
Description of assignments
|Some Rules and Other Information|
|The assignments listed are to be completed before the day on which they appear here.
For example, Chapter 1, pp. 1-6, must be read before coming to class on Jan. 4.
|Date||Topic or Activity||Assignment|
|4 Jan.||Preliminary Chapter||
Read pp. 1-6
Ch. 1: The Role of Context
Prepare p. 7 Task 1, 2, or 3.
Review pp. 11-35
|2||9 Jan.||Peer Teaching 1: Vocabulary||Prepare Vocabulary Lesson|
|11 Jan.||continued||Begin planning for observation due on Jan. 30|
|13 Jan.||Ch. 2: Context and the Standards||Review pp. 46-56
Read pp. 57-65
|3||16 Jan.||Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday--NO CLASS|
|18 Jan.||Share Learning Scenarios||Prepare p. 65-66 Episode 1|
|20 Jan.||Ch. 3: Organizing Content||Read pp. 73-78 and 92-100|
|4||23 Jan.||Guest speaker Greg Compton|
|25 Jan.||Ch. 4: The Optimal Age for Acquisition||Read pp. 108-120|
|27 Jan.||Dual Immersion Research & Teacher Education Conference--NO CLASS|
|5||30 Jan.||Share observation of L1 acquisition||Report on L1 observation|
|3 Feb.||Discussion of classroom observations||Classroom observation 1 due|
|6||6 Feb.||Ch. 11: Assessment||Read pp. 394-418|
|8 Feb.||continued||Read pp. 418-440|
|10 Feb.||Peer Teaching 2: Integrated Performance Assessment||Plan based on Episode Three p. 442|
|15 Feb.||Guest speaker Ralph Vander Heide|
|8||20 Feb.||Presidents' Day--NO CLASS|
|22 Feb.||Ch. 8: Interpersonal Skills||Read pp. 245-288|
|24 Feb.||Peer Teaching 3: Information Gap||Plan based on Episode One pp. 288-289 (1) or (2)|
|29 Feb.||Ch. 7: Teaching Grammar||Read pp. 216-237|
|2 Mar.||Peer Teaching 4: PACE Story-Based||Plan based on Episode Two pp. 238-39|
|7 Mar.||Ch. 12: Using Technology||Read pp. 449-473|
|9 Mar.||Peer Teaching 5: Video||Plan using a snippet of authentic video|
|10 - 18 Mar.||Spring Break--NO CLASS|
|11||19 Mar.||Continued||Classroom observation 2 due|
|21 Mar.||Sharing of Webquest lessons||Lesson: Webquest due|
|23 Mar.||Ch. 5: Integrating Culture||pp. 145-158|
|12||26 Mar.||Continued||pp. 158-169|
|28 Mar.||Guest speaker Bonnie Flint|
|National Undergraduate Research Conference--NO CLASS|
|13||2 Apr.||Share Case Study One
Use Utah World Langauges Core Curriculum
| Prepare p. 171-174 Case Study One
Write up your scenario to discuss in class and hand in.
|4 Apr.||Ch. 6: Teaching Reading||pp. 191-206|
|6 Apr.||Share reading lessons||
Prepare a novice lesson using an authentic "text"
|14||9 Apr.||Discussion of classroom observations||Classroom observation 3 due|
|11 Apr.||Ch. 10: Diversity||pp. 348-382|
|13 Apr.||SWCOLT (Southwest Conference on Langauge Teaching)--NO CLASS|
|16 Apr.||Disscussion of text books||Text book evaluation due: see instructions above|
|There will be no final exam. Your textbook evaluation and unit plan will count as culminating experiences.
Unit Plan due: see instructions above