Sandra V Silberstein
Overview of major issues in second-language acquisition, teaching methodology, and classroom practice with special emphasis on links between theories of language learning and practical aspects of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
This course provides foundational study of and hand-on experience in developing instructional materials for language teaching. Student projects may range from developing course materials to fully elaborated curricula to textbook manuscripts. Although we expect that most students will be developing materials for ESOL contexts, students may make a case for developing materials in other languages. It is hoped (but not required) that students will have given thought to a project that they find worthwhile and exciting by the time the course begins.
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