Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in the Elementary Schools
Have you ever asked yourself why children have a reputation for being natural language learners? Languages and children are a perfect match. Children like to explore, are eager to express themselves and quickly embrace different languages and cultures. Every skill and outcome that is important to society is introduced through the elementary school curriculum. Foreign languages must have a secure place in the K-8 curriculum. The course will highlight the principles and strategies for teaching languages to children with their distinctive characteristics and needs. Focus is on Standards based curriculum design and lesson planning, classroom management, and advocacy. There will be games, songs and chants. And of course: Stories.
Practical experiences include teaching and observing at the University’s Early Learning Center.