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LANG195International Civil Rights MovementsThis content-based language course for international students (non-native English speakers) focuses on discussion of civil rights movements in the United States, South Africa and India to hone the oral and aural English Language proficiency of international students and learners. Students will work with a variety of media from civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi and will be asked to actively synthesize new information in a lively and interactive classroom environment. The course is centered on meaningful social-historical content and will actively develop communication skills and strategies needed in academic and professional communities.
LANG195Comedy & Resistance: A Content-Based Academic Writing Course ESOLFor international students and non-native speakers of English, this course is designed to improve academic writing and reading skills. Content will focus on comedy and the role of comedy to resist oppression, injustice and discrimination. Student experiences outside of the mainstream and outside of the US will be valued and encouraged. Materials will include comics, political cartoons, articles, short stories, anecdotes and stand-up routines. The work of influential satirists such as Aldous Huxley, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman and Stephen Colbert will be used to discuss comedy's power to disrupt and threaten powerful cultural assumptions. Students will engage in thoughtful discussion and argumentation in the classroom and create deliberate academic writing that is thoroughly edited and polished. Skills acquired in this course will be transferable to a variety of writing opportunities and academic settings.
LANG210Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum IThis course will broaden your understanding of second language learning and currently espoused foreign language teaching methodologies while helping you to develop your own skills as a foreign language instructor. The main topics covered will be teaching speaking, listening, and reading skills, lesson planning, and teaching language in context. *This course is only open to foreign language teaching assistants.
LANG210IIs: Foreign Language Teaching Methods
LANG211Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum IIThis course will broaden your understanding of second language learning and currently espoused foreign language teaching methodologies while helping you to develop your own skills as a foreign language instructor. The main topics covered will be motivating students, teaching for cultural understanding, teaching vocabulary, and error correction. *This course is only open to foreign language teaching assistants.Prerequisite: Visiting International Students or permission
LANG212Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum IIIPrerequisite: Visiting International Students or permission
LANG593Senior Individualized Project