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Fall 2021 Spanish-Portugese GR6002 section 001
A Practical Approach to Second Language
Second Language Teaching

Call Number 13990
Day & Time
F 1:00pm-3:00pm
201 Casa Hispánica
Points 2
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Francisca Aguilo Mora
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This graduate seminar serves as a continuation of SPPO GR6001 (“Theory and Practice of Second Language Teaching”) and it is intended for in-service instructors of language, and language and content courses at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. It focuses on the application in the second language (SL) classroom of the pedagogical principles reviewed in the previous semester, with emphasis on methodological approaches and applied techniques. Students will be directly mentored regarding the classroom treatment and presentation of grammatical, lexical, socio-cultural, and pragmatic aspects of the language in the SL classroom. From a communicative approach and beyond, they will also continue to engage with basic teaching techniques such as lesson planning, use of the target language, technology integration, task design, and the use of written and oral authentic materials. They will learn practically how to promote the development of students’ abilities for literacy and critical thinking. Finally, they will be carefully guided through the actual design and implementation of testing and assessment measures for the course they are teaching. In this seminar, we will also analyze real and potential case scenarios that will/may arise in the classroom and we will consider tactics to resolve problems that typically occur. Reflective teaching practices (teachers as learners of teaching, dynamics of classroom communication, the role of teachers’ beliefs about pedagogical practices) will be revisited and rethought.
Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 5 students (8 max) as of 8:04AM Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Subject Spanish-Portugese
Number GR6002
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Exclusively for LAIC graduate students
Section key 20213SPPO6002G001

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