Methods of Teaching World Languages for Elementary Learners
In this one of a kind course students will have the opportunity to focuses on the unique needs of PK-grade 5 learners. Students in this course will explore age-appropriate development of language skills in a communicative setting, and view successful FLES curricula and classrooms. Moreover, students will create content-based thematic units, explore age-appropriate uses of technology for language learning, and develop a portfolio of resources for everyday use in FLES classroom. Finally, students will develop age- and proficiency level-appropriate performance assessments.
This course is designed for any current or pre-service world language teachers interested in teaching a world language in the elementary school (FLES), improving their FLES program, or improving their world language teaching using FLES methodologies.
Course instructor Nathan Lutz is the immediate past president of the National Network for Early Language Learning, the only national organization focused on the needs of educators of PK-grade 8 world language learners.