Spanish and Portuguese
 

Spanish Teaching Methods 1

Spanish Teaching Methods 1
Historical and theoretical trends in language teaching; standards- and proficiency-based lesson planning; strategies for teaching in the target language; teaching of interpersonal and presentational speaking skills; contextualized approaches for teaching grammar, and vocabulary; strategies for developing intercultural competence; and development of skills in general educational technologies common across disciplines. First of a two-semester sequence for Spanish Teaching majors and minors; fulfills methods course requirement for Dual Language Immersion Teaching minors.
SPAN
377
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSPAN 321; Teaching major or minor status; instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 377
Course Outcomes: 

Advocate for the benefits of language learning

Advocate for the benefits of developing proficiency in a world language to students, parents, and colleagues.

Discuss historical and theoretical trends in language teaching

Discuss major historical trends and theories of second language acquisition in world language teaching.

Implement standards- and proficiency-based lesson planning

Use a textbook (and/or relevant state and local curriculum documents) to plan effective language lessons that help K-12 students meet each of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and promote language proficiency as outlined in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Develop skills in general educational technologies

Locate, evaluate, and integrate high quality information, culturally authentic materials, instructional resources, and media sources into language lessons in ways that avoid biased portrayals of diverse identities and reflect current ethical, legal, and professional standards of use regarding copyrighted materials, creative commons media, and social media.

Apply strategies for teaching in the target language

Apply effective strategies for conducting class in the target language, including techniques for making input comprehensible, providing instruction to beginning learners, and managing classroom activities and student behavior.

Teach interpersonal and presentational speaking skills

Develop well-scaffolded instructional activities for supporting the growth of K-12 students' oral proficiency in the interpersonal and presentational modes.

Apply contextualized approaches for teaching grammar and vocabulary

Apply contextualized approaches to teaching grammar and vocabulary that support K-12 students in noticing, inducing, and appropriating language patterns and structures for achieving their own communicative goals.

Promote development of intercultural competence

Contextualize language learning experiences in cultural products, practices, and perspectives using interactive techniques for developing interculturality.