General Course Information for LTL600: Found of Lang Teach & Learn

Course: LTL600 - Found of Lang Teach & Learn
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Course Description:

Synthesize and apply the foundations of education: history, philosophy, legal aspects, ethics, and sociology of language teaching and learning with an emphasis placed on the major cultures represented in the state of California. Utilize the knowledge, paradigms and perspectives to deal effectively with the challenges and opportunities of diversity in language teaching and learning.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the politics, issues, history, ethics and sociology of education as it applies to language and learning.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy of education and its significance to teachers as it applies to language and learning and prepare a Philosophy of Education Essay for Classrooms with Additional Language Learners.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of views on Language Learning and Teaching.
  • Research the curriculum and pedagogy reforms in classrooms for diversity and prepare an essay on Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Reforms in Diverse Classrooms.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of and reflect upon examples of educational equality and inequality.
  • Determine the ethnic makeup of a class and the instructional methodologies used by a teacher by observing a classroom and prepare a Field Experience Report.
  • Utilize library resources, including electronic databases, to prepare a research paper of a historical overview of the education of additional language learners that includes major research, relevant research trends, appropriate analysis and skills, and model programs for additional language learners.
  • Utilize correct form and style according to the current edition of the American psychological association manual with all written papers.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of educational philosophy, perspectives and practices related to language teaching and learning.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:


Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures