Germanic Languages | College German Teaching
G500 | 3339 | S. Even


The intention of the course is to familiarize participants with
theoretical and practical considerations of foreign language teaching
and learning. We will look at language-centered, learner-centered, and
learning-centered methods and approaches, and examine ways in which
some of their components can be chosen for the foreign language lesson
in order to afford a rich learning environment. Ultimately though, we
will problematize the concept of method and look at possible
principles and parameters of a post-method pedagogy.
Required readings
	Richards, Jack / Rodgers, Theodore: Approaches and Methods in
Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (2nd
edition).
	Kumaravadivelu, B. 2009: Understanding Language Teaching. From
Method to Postmethod. New York: Routledge.
	Selected articles and excerpts (see RESOURCES on ONCOURSE