Considering that language teaching is the content of every course that I teach these days, I have quite a lot to say about it. My experience is primarily in teaching English as a second or foreign language, but by now I have worked with well over 100 teachers of 17 other languages as a professor and program director. Over the years they have had a considerable impact on my beliefs and values, and exploring input and advice to offer to them has impacted my approaches as well. For a summary of my (official) language teaching experience, click here:
The intention of this section of the site is primarily to provide resources in regard to key areas within the field of applied linguistics and language teaching that I teach often, that I have used in my research, or that my students regularly ask about and (I think) need to hear.
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Language Teaching Topics
The pages here cover particular areas that are usually sub-topics in my courses or topics that come up when students are designing and implementing their Experiential Module Projects. In some cases, I have also given presentations or workshops that include these topics and provided slides and sometimes videos.
FLT Course Designs
These are the courses that I have designed and taught for the MAFLT. I am gradually adding sub-pages for each of them. You will not find complete syllabi on these sub-pages, but you will find a list of topics and some recommended resources.
- Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
- Foreign / Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
- Culture and Intercultural Competence
- Language Concepts
- Reading in a Foreign Language
- Special Topics: Sociolinguistics & Spoken Language
- Special Topics: Literacy and Biliteracy
- Special Topics: Reflective Teaching
- Experiential Modules (mentoring capstone projects)
- Final Portfolio (the course in which we build it)
In Spring 2020, I am revising and teaching our course in Program Development & Administration, and in the next few semesters I hope to add Special Topics course in Teacher Inquiry.
Check back over time for additional topics and for added content on each of these pages.