Systems of Human Language
In support of their teaching knowledge and skills, students will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the major systems of human language (phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, grammar, semantics, & pragmatics) and how these are integral to language learning.
Language Learning Theory
In further support of their teaching knowledge and skills, students will analyze and apply theories of second language learning and acquisition.
Students will analyze, perform, and communicate professional-levels of research associated with their sophisticated levels of teaching knowledge and skills, understanding of the systems of human language, and language learning theories.
Teaching Knowledge and Skills
Examine second language teaching strategies and procedures and apply accepted principles of effective lesson planning, materials development and language testing.