Fall 2023 - EDUC 710 G031
Class Number: 4180
Delivery Method: In Person
Variable units: 3, 4, 5.
Special Topics: Approaches & Issues in Additional Language Instruction (5)
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity to explore major trends and issues in second/foreign/additional language education theory and practice. Through readings, class discussions and presentations, we will focus on current understandings of different aspects of language instruction and debatable issues prominent in language teaching research. Students will also consider these questions in relation to educational contexts (and additional languages) they are familiar with.
September 6 – November 29, 2023, weekly on Wednesdays
10:30 am – 3:20 pm on Wednesdays
SFU Surrey Campus, SRYC Room 3150
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Develop an understanding of methodological trends in second/foreign/additional language instruction including the teaching of language skills, curriculum, assessment, and use of technology.
- Develop an understanding of prominent current issues and debates in language teaching scholarship.
- Develop an awareness of and analyze critically the broader sociopolitical aspects of additional language education in global contexts.
- Written responses to course readings 15%
- Small group discussion facilitations on course readings 20%
- Small group presentation on a reading 15%
- Final paper 35%
- Active participation in class activities 15%
All required weekly readings will be made available on Canvas either for download via the SFU library or as PDF files
Readings for the weekly small group presentations will be available in the SFU library reserves or occasionally as PDF files on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.