Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish Teaching Methods 2

Spanish Teaching Methods 2
Innovative approaches to unit planning; teaching of interpretive reading and listening skills; teaching of presentational writing skills; assessing language and culture learning; enhancing instruction with technology; adapting instruction for diverse learners; and becoming a professionally-engaged language educator. Second course in a two-semester sequence for Spanish Teaching majors and minors.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSPAN 377; Either (a) be accepted to the Spanish Teaching B.A. program, or (b) have declared a minor in Spanish Teaching, with a teaching major in another subject area.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 378
Course Outcomes: 

Plan instructional units using innovative approaches

Plan effective instructional units using innovative approaches such as theme-based or project-based language learning that help K-12 students develop language proficiency and interculturality.

Teach interpretive reading and listening skills

Develop well-scaffolded instructional activities for supporting the growth of K-12 students' proficiency in interpretive reading and listening.

Teach presentational writing skills

Develop activities for supporting students throughout the writing process and helping them attend to issues such as the purpose for writing and the intended audience.

Assess language and culture learning

Develop and adapt assessments, including tests as well as rubrics, checklists, and other alternative forms of assessment, to assess student performance and select appropriate strategies for error correction and feedback to improve performance.

Integrate technology to support student learning

Integrate current technologies appropriate to language education to support student learning, develop language proficiency and cultural competence, improve professional productivity, and facilitate professional growth, making accommodations for differential access to technology.

Adapt instruction for diverse learners

Plan for adapting instruction and appropriately integrating technology to meet the individual learning needs of all students (including students with disabilities, culturally diverse learners, heritage speakers, native speakers, and gifted students) in the mainstream language classroom.

Compare and contrast program models

Compare and contrast the features of various language program models that are used in different settings for different purposes, student populations, and age groups.

Become a professionally-engaged world language educator

Participate professionally in the school community, in professional organizations and professional development activities, and engage in professional dialogue and reflection with colleagues to improve personal teaching skills and world language programs.