This course surveys approaches, methods, research, and practices in second and foreign language teaching for those who are considering language teaching as a profession. Through lectures, readings, discussions, activities, and projects, you will build your knowledge to help you make informed decisions and choices in future instructional settings.
Among the topics we examine are second language (L2) teaching approaches and methodologies, classroom management, lesson planning, materials, classroom testing, and professional development. You are expected to draw critically on L2 learning theories and research and reflect on your beliefs and assumptions about L2 teaching practices. You must have a background in theoretical foundations of L2 learning covered in SLS 302. The pre-requisite is SLS 302 or concurrent enrollment.