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ALN 650 Current Issu in Sec Lang Learn

Lead Faculty: Dr. Azita Mokhtari

Course Description

This course covers areas of second/foreign language education including but not limited to: teaching Heritage Language Learners (HLLs). Issues relevant to Heritage Language Learners and Heritage Language teaching/learning and Non Heritage Language Learners and Non Heritage Language teaching/learning will be covered along with linguistic, demographic, sociolinguistic and sociocultural profiles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a basic understanding of research on Current Issues in Second Language Pedagogy re teaching of English as a second/foreign language reading and writing to Heritage Language Learners.
  • Use their gained understanding of Issues in Second Language Pedagogy, to develop activities for teaching Heritage Language Learners.
  • Critically analyze approaches and methods in teaching ESL/EFL to Heritage Language Learners.
  • Survey traditional and innovative approaches in teaching to Heritage Language Learners.
  • Evaluate current materials for teaching to Heritage Language Learners from primary and secondary sources in the field.
  • Conduct research in areas of Heritage Language Learners; and the intersection of the areas of second language acquisition.