Foreign Language Education (FLE)

FLE 200 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

3, 0/0

Prerequisites: Sophomore status; completion of 302 in language of specialization; minimum GPA of 2.5 in language of specialization or GOOD on MLA scale; proficiency in English (FS1-3); consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator. Ninety hours in a middle, junior high, or senior high school in observation and participation of various types. Conducted by school and college staff. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: SED 200

FLE 201 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY IN FOREGIN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Official enrollment in French or Spanish foreign language education program. Introduction to the uses and limitations of technology in language instruction with particular emphasis on the principled use of computer-assisted instruction, situated within standards- and research-based language pedagogy. Offered occasionally.

FLE 240 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

3, 3/0

A general introduction to the study of language, including syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and language change. Offered fall only.

FLE 300 INTRODUCTION TO THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE/SPA 302; consent of foreign language education coordinator. Introduction to the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Thirty-five clock hours in a middle, high, or senior high school in a variety of field-based tasks. Conducted by school and college staff.

FLE 316 TEACHING READING IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE 301 or SPA 301 or equivalent, and one course in French or Spanish literature. Strategies and techniques for teaching reading in the second-language classroom. Students read in the language they are going to teach. Required for all students entering foreign language education programs. Offered fall only.

Equivalent Course: SED 316

FLE 340 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LITERACY

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Consent of foreign language education coordinator. Introduction to the main components that underpin second-language acquisition and literacy theory, including inter-language systems and sociocultural, psychological, and personality factors. Classroom observations in a middle, high, or senior high school. Conducted by school and college staff. Required for all B.S. French and Spanish Education majors (BS-AH-FRS/SPS) and Foreign Language Education Postbaccalaureate Teaching Certification (PBC-AH-FRS/SPS) students. Offered spring only.

FLE 401 TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS

3, 3/0; WIIF

Prerequisites or corequisites: Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. FLE 300, EDF 303, and EDF 403. Exploration of the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Students in modern and classical languages teacher certification programs should take this course immediately before FLE 407 and FLE 408 (student teaching). Conducted by school and college staff. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: FLE 401W

FLE 403 FOUNDATIONS OF FOREIGN AND SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FLE 300. May be taken concurrently with instructor permission. Introduction to the historical, psychological, social and philosophical foundations of foreign and second language instruction. Offered occasionally.

FLE 405 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN HIGH SCHOOLS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EDF 303, EDF 403, and consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator. Prerequisite or corequisite: FLE 200. Introduction to the elements of a foreign language curriculum: selecting, organizing, and presenting material; designing classroom activities; evaluating student progress; teacher-pupil relationships. Students in modern and classical languages teacher certification programs should take this course immediately before FLE 407 and FLE 408. Offered occasionally.

FLE 406 TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING AND EVALUATING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EDF 303, EDF 403, and consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator. Prerequisite or corequisite: FLE 200. Development of skills in teaching and testing foreign languages, with special emphasis on applying a communicative syllabus to middle and secondary school language programs. Offered occasionally.

FLE 407 STUDENT TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all requirements in language of specialization and in professional education; minimum grade of C in FLE 405 and FLE 406; consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator. Teaching under supervision in a middle school or junior high school five days a week, with additional participation in school program. Evaluation by college and school personnel. Offered every semester.

FLE 408 STUDENT TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all requirements in language of specialization and in professional education; minimum grade of C in FLE 405 and FLE 406; consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator. Teaching under supervision in a senior high school five days a week, with additional participation in school program. Evaluation by college and school personnel. Offered every semester.

FLE 497 WORKSHOP

3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

FLE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-12, 0/0

Offered every semester.