This is an introductory course in foreign languages. Students will gain a knowledge of how one acquires a second language. There are a variety of methods one could utilize to learn a second language. This course will outline what some of them are. The course will also expound on the benefits of learning a second language. Language structure will be discussed. Focus at the end of the course will shift to teaching language to others.
This course will show you many different ways to acquire a second language. It will help you to develop a sense of the value of understanding the thinking and culture of the people who speak the targeted language. You will also do a brief review of sentence structure and grammar, which will aid your grasping the new language. You will scrutinize the reasons for acquiring a second language and how it can enrich your life.
The course will inspire the student to enhance his/her life by developing the desire and confidence to acquire a second language. Many different methods will be probed thereby affording the student the opportunity to unearth techniques that will work best for him/her. By the end of the course all students should:
- Explain various language teaching methodologies
- Understand which methodology would work best for him/her
- Think critically about the current teaching methods and techniques
- Prepare some activities to aid students in acquiring a second language
- Reflect on teaching techniques observed
- Understand how languages are constructed by a broader understanding of grammar
- Gain knowledge about language learning and teaching
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
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- Four Reasons To Learn A New Language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQRjouwKDlU
- What You Didn't Know About Language Barriers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiM48j_NZOU
- One Simple Method to Learn Any Language, Scott Young & Vat Jaiswal, TEDxEastsidePrep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1RRbupCxi0
- (2012) 22 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language: Mark Manson. (PDF), Available at: https://markmanson.net/foreign-language
- (2003) Language Learning Styles and Strategies-An Overview: Rebecca L. Oxford, Ph.D. http://web.ntpu.edu.tw/~language/workshop/read2.pdf
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