METHODS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING (K-12) (CR. 3)
ONLINE; 06/24 - 08/14
ONE ON-CAMPUS MEETING; SAT, 7/27, 9 AM - 12 NOON & 1 PM - 3 PM; SPR-403.
This section is open to prospective teachers who are seeking certification. Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission.
Methods of teaching world languages to English speakers in grades K-12. Emphasis on curriculum development, uses of technology, and software applications. Review of theoretical resources. Conducted in English with language-specific group sessions.
IMPROVEMENT OF ORAL PROFICIENCY (K-12) (CR.3)
IN-PERSON DATES: JUNE 24 & 25, JULY 1, 2, 8, 9, & 15-19.
ONLINE DATES: JUNE 26-28, JULY 3, 5, & 10-12. NO CLASS 7/4
MT 9:30AM - 12:00PM, SPR-403 (ONE SPRING STREET, NEW BRUNSWICK)
CELINES VILLALBA ROSADO
In this workshop-style hybrid course students will have the opportunity to focus on methods and strategies for the refinement of oral proficiency. Teachers will improve Spanish Oral Proficiency while they learn strategies and techniques that they can use in their classroom. In addition, they will explore the role of technology to attain this goal and apply their knowledge by creating activities and tasks that are age- and context-appropriate, following proficiency-oriented protocols, reinforcing communicative competence and developing of 21st century skills. For teachers of Spanish. Click HERE for more information.
LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (K-12) (CR.3)
ONLINE; 7/22 - 8/14
Refinement of reading, writing, and oral proficiency skills; vocabulary building; and content-based unit development in world languages. Includes discussion of resources taken from a variety of media. Development of instructional materials appropriate for K-12, with an emphasis on teaching sciences and mathematics in the target languages. Conducted in English with language-specific group sessions.
SEMINAR: TOPICS IN WORLD LANGUAGES: METHODS OF TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES FOR THE ELEMENTARY LEARNER (CR.3.)
ONLINE; 6/24 - 8/02
ONE ON-CAMPUS MEETING; SAT, 7/20, 9 AM - 12 NOON
In this one of a kind course students will have the opportunity to focus on the unique needs of PK-grade 5 learners. Students in this course will explore age-appropriate development of language skills in a communicative setting, and view successful FLES curricula and classrooms. Moreover, students will create content-based thematic units, explore age-appropriate uses of technology for language learning, and develop a portfolio of resources for everyday use in FLES classroom. Finally, students will develop age- and proficiency level-appropriate performance assessments.
This course is designed for any current or pre-service world language teachers interested in teaching a world language in the elementary school (FLES), improving their FLES program, or improving their world language teaching using FLES methodologies. Conducted in English with language-specific group sessions. Click HERE for more information.
TEACHING PORTFOLIO PROJECT (CR.3.)
ONLINE; 5/28 - 8/14
Contact the WLI (848-932-7016) to register, which is by special permission.
A three-credit individual project that is to be completed and presented to the student's two-person committee following the completion of the twenty-seven credits of course work. The portfolio reflects the student's individual teaching situation as well as the application of theory and practice from course work taken at the WLI. It entails the preparation of four thematic units utilizing the communicative approach to language. Two units are to be based on the textbook and teaching situation of the candidate; the other two units are to be 'dream' units, in which the candidate develops age-appropriate materials that would be the ideal.
Translation and Interpreting
COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION (CR. 1.5)
ONLINE; 5/28 - 6/21
LAURA RAMIREZ POLO
Check with your department to make sure this course will count toward your M.A.T.
This course is conducted in English and requires near-native competence in two languages and basic knowledge of translation techniques. Discussion of translation memory, storage of term bases, and file maintenance for CAT tools. Introduction to major CAT software.