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Manka M. Varghese
EDC&I 496
Seattle Campus

Workshop in Instructional Improvement

Individual or group study projects on the improvement of instruction with attention to designing instructional plans.

Class description

This course explores how children and adults acquire a second language and how this process relates to classroom pedagogy. We will look at different theories on second language acquisition; for example, from a cognitive, interactionist, and sociocultural perspective. Students will be encouraged to critically discuss and examine these.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will focus on students collecting language data (spoken or written/ naturalistic or classroom), and examining it, as well as presenting one topic during a class meeting.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Manka M. Varghese
Date: 12/19/2001