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Hussein M. Elkhafaifi
NEAR E 595
Seattle Campus

Modern Methods and Materials in Teaching Near Eastern Languages

Theory and practice of communicative language teaching; current developments in foreign-language teaching; evaluation of teaching materials; includes participation at the departmental and university-wide fall orientation; required for beginning teaching assistants of Near Eastern Lnaguages. Credit/no-credit only. Co-requisite: NEAR E 518.

Class description

This course addresses theoretical and practical aspects of teaching college-level Near Eastern languages. The seminar explores issues such as lesson-planning and classroom management, syllabus design, teaching methodology, learning strategies, proficiency-oriented instruction, teaching the various language skills, and assessment. Class discussions and activities are supplemented by observations of actual UW Arabic classes and micro-teaching by seminar students. In addition to discussing issues of pedagogy, students complete a variety of in-class and outside assignments including materials development and evaluation of teaching and testing materials. The course is taught in English.

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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 Hussein M. Elkhafaifi
Date: 06/04/2008