LAN1202 Foreign Language

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LAN1388 Origins of Language


This introductory course in foreign languages provides knowledge on acquiring second languages. Various methods for learning a second language will be outlined, and the benefits of learning a second language will be discussed. The course will also cover language structure, with a focus on teaching languages to others.

This course will present different ways to acquire a second language and help develop an appreciation for the thinking and culture of people who speak the target language. A brief review of sentence structure and grammar will aid in grasping the new language. The course will also examine the reasons for acquiring a second language and how it can enrich life.

Key Topics Covered Include:

  • Explain various language teaching methodologies
  • Determine the most effective methodology for individual needs
  • Critically evaluate current teaching methods and techniques
  • Develop activities to assist students in acquiring a second language
  • Reflect on observed teaching techniques
  • Gain a broader understanding of grammar and language construction
  • Acquire knowledge about language learning and teaching


“A full CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, through either prior education or experience, equivalent to or greater than what would be learned in a traditional college course. Physical attendance is not required; however, successful completion of a final exam for each course is mandatory.”

Reference Materials

  • (2011) Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. Larson-                                  Freeman, D. & Anderson, M. Oxford:  Oxford University Press
  • (2013) Reading with My Eyes Open: Embracing the Critical and the Personal in Language Pedagogy.  Quist, Gerdi.  University College London.
  • (2012) 22 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language. Manson, Mark (PDF)
    • Four Reasons to Learn a New Language.
    • What You Didn’t Know About Language Barriers.
  • One Simple Method to Learn Any Language.  Young, Scott & Jaiswal, Vat, TEDxEastsidePrep

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