Mar 07

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

OFFERINGS FOR SUMMER 2017

(see further below for course descriptions)

Summer Session 1 (May 22 – June 30, 2017)

  • SLS 312  Techniques in Second Language Teaching: Reading and Writing (‘O’ focus)
  • SLS 430  Pidgin & Creole English in Hawai`i (‘H’ focus)
  • SLS 480P  Second Language Pedagogy: Content-based Second Language Teaching

Summer Session 2 (July 3 – August 12, 2017)

  • SLS 480P  Second Language Pedagogy: Sociolinguistic Approach to Grammar Pedagogy

 

Important notes:

  • All of the above SLS courses fulfill requirements for an SLS major
  • See MyUH for more information about the days and class times.

 

Course Descriptions:

Summer Session 1 (May 23 – July 1, 2016)

  • SLS 312: Techniques in Second Language Teaching: Reading and Writing
    MTWRF 3:00-4:15 pm
    Instructor: Eunseok Ro
    Fulfills General Education “O” focus

This course provides an overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved in the teaching of second language reading and writing. Theoretical and empirical perspectives are integrated with practical experiences, such as developing lesson plans and “practice teaching” them to your classmates. It is also an “O” focus course (oral communication), so preparation for and feedback on student presentation skills are important parts of the course.

  • SLS 430: Pidgin & Creole Englishes in Hawai`i
    MTWRF 10:30-11:45 am
    Instructor: Kent Sakoda
    Fulfills two General Education requirements: “DS” core and “HAP” focus

This course provides a general understanding of the socio-historical background and linguistic structure of both Hawaii Pidgin English (HPE) and Hawaii Creole English (HCE). It also addresses the question of language attitudes, language education and literary heritage. Present day attitudes in the school system and community toward HCE receive particular attention.

  • SLS 480P: Second Language Pedagogy: Content-based Second Language Teaching
    MTWRF 9:00-10:15 am
    Instructor: Priscila Leal

Want to learn how to increase your language students’ interest and motivation? Want to learn how to promote cooperative learning, negotiation of meaning, integrated skills, and higher order thinking in your language classroom? Join the Content-Based Language Teaching (CBLT) Course in Summer Session 1! In CBLT, language teachers use the second/foreign/heritage language as the vehicle to teaching authentic content thus making language learning more interesting and motivating.

Summer Session 2 (July 5 – August 12, 2016)

  • SLS 480P: Second Language Pedagogy: Sociolinguistic Approach to Grammar Pedagogy
    MTWRF 10:30-11:45 am
    Instructor: Anna Mendoza

This course is designed for language teachers as well as content-area teachers who wish to support their students in understanding the relation between grammatical form, content, and purpose. Based on Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) theory, a sociolinguistic approach to grammar pedagogy argues that grammar forms taught will never become the exact forms used, as these will interact with context-specific conditions. In this course, participants will learn how to help students negotiate rather than reproduce grammar, expand the range of forms they can produce, and prepare for literacy tasks across school subjects and the demand for flexible communication in the workplace.