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APPLS 200s


APPLS 205R LEC 0.50Course ID: 012198
Second Language Acquisition
This course introduces major theories of second language acquisition along with reasons for variations in the speed and accuracy of learner progress. It addresses such issues as error analysis, grammatical accuracy, and the effectiveness of bilingual or immersion education.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: ARTS/APPLS 305R

APPLS 300s


APPLS 301 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012718
Language, Culture, and Identity
This course provides an introductory overview of fundamental concepts of language, culture, and identity and relates them to foreign/second language learning and teaching. The course is not language-specific but rather addresses general questions related to learning and using more than one language.
Prereq: Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with GER 301)

APPLS 304R LEC 0.50Course ID: 011980
Second Language Teaching Methodology
This course offers a foundation for developing competence as a professional second language instructor. In classes exploring theories of second language instruction, students discover the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and popular methodologies and integrated approaches applied to such areas as communicative competence and general language skill development.
Prereq: Level at least 3A

APPLS 306R LEC 0.50Course ID: 012356
Second Language Assessment and Testing
This course explores the principles of second language testing - reliability, validity, practicality, authenticity, and impact - and applies them to language classrooms and high stakes proficiency tests such as the TOEFL. It considers the implications of testing for both teachers and students. Of interest to prospective teachers of English and other languages.
[Note: Formerly ARTS 306R]
Prereq: One of APPLS 205R, 304R, APPLS/GER 301