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Description for SPAN501: This course is specifically designed for pre-service and in-service teachers. It will provide an overview of second-language acquisition theory as well as an in-depth study of current foreign language methodology as it applies to the teaching of Spanish in middle school and high school environments. The philosophy of this methodology centers on the use of language in meaningful contexts for real-world communicative purposes. It is firmly grounded in the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages. Students will gain practice in evaluating textbooks, writing lesson plans, and designing instructional units, as well as in classroom management procedures.
Description for SPAN502: This course is specifically designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. The primary goal of the course is to explore the pedagogical implications of using a wide array of technological resources in the Spanish language and culture classroom. This class will also explore how Internet technology can be used as a springboard for cultural analysis and comparison. Students will examine current pedagogical theories related to language teaching and learning and will design a curricular unit that includes samples of all technologies examined. All coursework will be based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Foreign Languages and the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.