Spanish and Portuguese | Methods of Teaching College Spanish
S517 | 6474 | L. Gurzynski-Weiss

Professor Laura Gurzynski-Weiss
email: lgurzyns

S517	Methods of Teaching College Spanish

MWF 12:20p  1:10p/section# 6474/3 cr./BH 137

This course is designed to provide graduate students with a
foundation in theory and techniques for teaching university-level
Spanish and Portuguese foreign language. The theoretical background
of communicative language teaching will be highlighted, with
particular attention to the interaction approach and task-based
language teaching. Students will critically review second language
acquisition research and learn how to translate current findings
into effective teaching practices. Internal and external factors
that affect the foreign language acquisition process in a classroom
setting will be discussed, as well as how instructors can maximize
in-class learning with their role as teachers. Throughout the
semester students will participate and lead in-class discussions,
present articles and teaching workshops, and complete self-critiques
and teaching observations. Students will also collaboratively design
classroom tasks, assessments, and lesson plans, and create an online
teaching portfolio.