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World Languages (WLAN)

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[1] Graduate Courses in World Languages (WLAN)

5315 METHODS OF TEACHING SECOND LANGUAGES This course is part of the ESL endorsement and may count as the maximum 3 hours of elective credit outside the Spanish program for the MA in Spanish. Modern methods of instruction in foreign language, English as a second language, and culture. Materials, planning, and classroom techniques are emphasized. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. Prerequisites: For students pursuing ESL endorsement: consent of chair. For students pursuing licensure in a foreign language: two 3000-level language courses or a passing score on the Praxis II exam and consent of chair.

5325 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION This course is part of the ESL endorsement and may count as the maximum 3 hours of elective credit outside the Spanish program for the MA in Spanish. A study of the most common theories and best-known research on second language acquisition (SLA), similarities and differences of first and second language acquisition, and the relevance of SLA to classroom teaching of second language. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences.

5330 SECOND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT This course is part of the ESL endorsement and may count as the maximum 3 hours of elective credit outside the Spanish program for the MA in Spanish. A study of second language assessment techniques and procedures. Construction and critique of instruments for assessing proficiencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences.

5360 SPANISH FOR PROFESSIONALS A topics course designed to provide intensive study of vocabulary, grammatical structures, interview techniques, and cultural information related to a given professional setting (health care, education, business). Students will examine current issues related to serving the needs of the Hispanic population in a given professional context. May not be presented as part of the requirements for the MA in Spanish. Prerequisite: Consent of the chair.