Jul 12, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

US 324 Understanding Language Learning: Using Two Languages To Engage with the World

Of particular interest to bilingual students, Modern Language majors, those who may study abroad in a context where another language is spoken and Education majors who may want to teach ESL in the future, University Seminar addresses the processes of language learning from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – in particular sociocultural and cognitive perspectives – and engages studentsin an understanding of the structure and sound systems of English in relation to other languages and in relation to a variety of teaching/learning strategies. By focusing both on a comparison of language structures and sound systems as well as theories of second language acquisition and development, this seminar allows students to learn about differences between learning a first and a second language and the influences of these processes on instructional principles and strategies. This seminar includes a language learning component that provides students the opportunity to reflect on their own learning processes in relation to language learning theories and to compare English to another language.

Prerequisite: SP 101  
Note: US324 can count toward the ESL requirement in the Education major.