The Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

The Essentials of World Languages, by Janis Jensen. Grades K-12. (2007) Alexandria, VA: Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development. 111 pages

Course Description

This course explores the new directions schools and districts are taking in designing and implementing flexible world languages programs. It creates a new framework for the value of language learning and for designing world language curriculums that use assessment targets. It discusses issues of instructional environments along with the roles of teachers and curriculum with performance based approaches. Setting various realistic expectations for student's second-language proficiency are also presented. Educators will also research various issues regarding world language instruction as well as develop lessons for classroom implementation. (1 Credit)

Course Objectives

1. Teachers will examine the shift to performance-based model of language instruction programs and the challenges associated with new instructional activities, projects and academic assessments.

2. Students will learn about setting more realistic expectations for attaining student's second-language proficiency using a variety of instructional approaches.

3. Educators will be presented with new ways to arrange the instructional environment in languages classes as well as creating a new framework for the value of language learning in an increasing global social culture.

4. Teachers learn about designing curriculum and corresponding assessments. They will review current research in the field of world languages and design new lessons and classroom strategies.

5. Educators will review the new techniques and concepts that are being developed by teachers nationwide for possible implementation into their instruction.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. An Overview of the Field: Time to Reposition World Languages
2. Realistic Expectations for Second-Language Proficiency
3. Reinventing the Instructional Environment
4. Designing Curriculum via Assessment Targets
5. The Role of Supervisor and Curriculum Coordinators
6. Reflections
7. Looking Forward
8. Resources
9. Appendix: ACTFL Performance
10. Guidelines for K-12 Learners

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book The Essentials of World Languages, by Janis Jensen, to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

The Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12

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