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Languages

Course Code
LANG 457  Credits
Title Second Language Acquisition & Language Teaching 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course covers theories of language acquisition and their application to language teaching. Includes a historical overview of the field of language teaching, an examination of factors that affect language learning, and how these factors are addressed in a classroom setting. Students will be asked to articulate the philosophical basis of their own approach to language teaching. 



Course Code
LANG 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Elective field experience in applied foreign language under agency and departmental supervision. Opportunity to practice and integrate classroom knowledge of the four language skills. Planning must be done at least one semester prior to the internship. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
LANG 471  Credits
Title Methods and Materials in Teaching Languages I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theory and practice of teaching foreign languages (K-12). The course examines current and historical trends, methods, techniques, and technology. Microteaching and assessment are part of the structure of the course. Those who are seeking a MN teaching license must complete the SARTE form before taking this course. This course is required of those who seek licensure (K-12) to teach languages in the state of MN. SPAN 301 and 302 or equivalent proficient level i the language to be taught. 



Course Code
LANG 472  Credits
Title Methods and Materials in Teaching Languages II 
Prerequisite LANG 471 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theory and practice of teaching languages (K-12). The course examines current and historical trends, methods, techniques, and technology, with an emphasis on microteaching, assessment, and materials preparation. This course is required of those who seek licensure (K-12) to teach languages in the state of MN. 



Course Code
LANG 475  Credits
Title Second Language Assessment 
Prerequisite LANG 457 
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Description Theories and strategies for the assessment of second language competence, including mapping assessment to state and national proficiency guidelines and standards, conducting formal and informal classroom assessment, and becoming familiar with standardized assessments.