World Languages and Cultures
Policies & Faculty
227 Armstrong Hall
Contact InformationMain Office (507) 389-2216
Credits: 3This course is intended to provide prospective secondary school teachers and teachers of modern languages with experience and background to prepare them for teaching modern languages to secondary school children. The course meets state licensure requirements. Major topics include: Second language acquisition and child language development; Comprehension-based teaching strategies; Standards-based curriculum development and planning; Integrating modern languages with secondary school curriculum: subject content instruction Teaching and assessing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Credits: 1A field experience in a secondary school setting for students earning licensure in modern language teaching. Practicum students work with middle or high school students of French, German, or Spanish. Take concurrently with or following MODL 460.
Credits: 3Introduction to theory and practice of modern language teaching for children grades K-6, including oral language development, second language literacy development, content-based language instruction, and techniques for language immersion programs. The course meets state licensure requirements.
Credits: 1A field experience in an elementary setting for students earning licensure in modern language teaching. Practicum students work with elementary school students in French, German, or Spanish. Take concurrently with or following MODL 462.
Credits: 2-4Students will explore the linguistic variations for developing productive language skills and study the cultural similarities and differences between Spanish and Portuguese (Europe, South America, Africa).
Credits: 1-4Special topics in language education. May be repeated for credit.
Credits: 4-6Classroom experience in post-secondary teaching.