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ALN 630 Sec/Foreign Language Method I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Azita Mokhtari

Course Description

This course provides a survey of theory and practice in the teaching of listening and speaking to non-native learners. An overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved, the theoretical and empirical perspectives are integrated with practical experiences including observation, teaching practices as well as material development/analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a basic understanding of research on Second/Foreign Language Methods re teaching of English as a second/foreign language listening and speaking.
  • Use their gained understanding of the Second/Foreign Language Methods, to develop activities for teaching listening and speaking.
  • Critically analyze approaches and methods in teaching ESL/EFL to adults re listening and speaking.
  • Survey traditional and innovative approaches in second language listening and speaking instruction.
  • Evaluate current materials for teaching of second-language from primary and secondary sources in the field of second-language listening and speaking instruction.
  • Conduct research in areas of second-language acquisition; and the intersection of the areas of listening, speaking.