Spanish 179: Foreign Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for Spanish Language Instruction

TuTh 12:30-2P, 175 Barrows | Instructor: Davidson | CCN: 32984

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Span 25 and Span 100
This course fulfills the Option D requirement on language variation or syntax/contrastive analysis.

Taught in Spanish, this course serves to familiarize students with the fields of First and Second Language Acquisition, additionally covering implications for the teaching of (K-12) Spanish in the U.S. Centering on the context of Spanish acquisition by native speakers of English, the course explores parallels and differences between first and second language acquisition, the effects of individual differences on foreign language learning, and prominent models of language acquisition. Students will apply language acquisition theory to critically evaluate common K-12 Spanish classroom activities, as well as design their own, informed by empirical research.