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Sandra V Silberstein
ENGL 578
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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.

Class description

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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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 Sandra V Silberstein
Date: 01/02/2011