Foreign Languages (LAN)

College of Arts and Humanities

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LAN 500. Methods and Materials of Research in Second Language Education. 3 Credits.

Techniques of research in foreign language education, including sources, design, interpretation, evaluation, and reporting of data.
Typically offered in Fall.

LAN 503. Techniques of Second Language Teaching. 3 Credits.

Advanced course in recent theoretical bases, methods for teaching beginning and advanced levels, curriculum design, and evaluation.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.

LAN 505. Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education. 3 Credits.

Introduction to history, philosophy, current status, and future directions of bilingual/ bicultural education. Survey of materials, tests, techniques, instructional processes, and instructional patterns. Overview of testing, placement, and pupil evaluation.
Typically offered in Fall.

LAN 525. Internship in Foreign Languages. 3-12 Credits.

A structured and supervised experience for students wishing to enhance their foreign language study directly in the workplace. Credits earned are based on time spent on the job.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.

LAN 527. Intro Applied Linguistics-For Lang Major. 3 Credits.

Contact department for more information about this course.

LAN 569. Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) PK-12. 3 Credits.

Graduate-level study of issues and the application of techniques, strategies, materials for meeting the needs of English Language learners (ELLs) in inclusive classrooms. Emphases include: sociocultural issues in educational contexts, TESOL through the content areas, linguistics, second language acquisition, the integration applications of the PA English Language Proficiency Standards PK-12 (ELPs) and current trends in second language teaching, learning and assessment. Includes a field component.
Distance education offering may be available.
Typically offered in Fall, Spring & Summer.

LAN 578. Teaching Listening and Speaking to ESL/SL learners. 3 Credits.

This course provides a survey of theory and practice in the teaching of listening and speaking to second/foreign language learners. In particular, this course addresses skills critical to academic success for English language learners. Components of these skills include the clarity of pronunciation, skills for effective participation in conversations, and properties that contribute to fluency. The rules of spoken discourse will also be considered. Throughout the course, students will apply their learning as they consider how to improve second/foreign language learners' listening and speaking proficiency.
Typically offered in Spring.

LAN 579. Teaching Pronunciation to English Language Learners. 3 Credits.

A course designed to give students an overview of the phonetic features of North American English (NAE), which relate to teaching of English as a second/foreign language. Students will study the segmental and suprasegmental elements of NAE; understand how the English sound system contrasts with the sound system of another language; learn and design a repertoire of activities for teaching pronunciation; examine and discuss current materials for teaching pronunciation.
Pre / Co requisites: LAN579 requires prerequisite of LIN501.

LAN 580. Seminar In Second Language Education. 1-4 Credits.

Specialized workshop seminar devoted to a particular area of foreign language education.
Repeatable for Credit.

LAN 583. Second Language Acquisition. 3 Credits.

Introduction to key issues in SLA research and theory. Analysis of SLA studies in connection to second language teaching. Design of original mini-study of second language learning.
Typically offered in Spring.

LAN 585. Institute In Second Language Education. 4-8 Credits.

Contact department for more information about this course.
Repeatable for Credit.

LAN 586. Teaching ELLs PK-12. 3 Credits.

Graduate level study of issues and the application of techniques, strategies, and materials for meeting the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in inclusive classrooms. Emphases include: sociocultural issues in educational contexts, linguistics, second language acquisition, the integration and applications of the PA English Language proficiency Standards PK-12 (ELPS) and current trends in second language teaching, learning and assessment. Includes a field component.
Cross listed courses ENG 586, LAN 586.

LAN 590. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

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LAN 610. Thesis. 6 Credits.

Thesis.
Typically offered in Fall.

LAN 612. Assessment of ESL Students. 3 Credits.

Selection, evaluation, adaptation, and creation of assessment instruments for ESL/second language students. Practice in administering tests and interpreting results. Overview of issues in assessing second language students.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
Cross listed courses ENG 612, LAN 612.