LIN 301 Teaching Languages at Home and Abroad (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to language teaching and is designed for students interested in teaching a second or foreign language for professional, academic or personal reasons. It will help prepare students to tutor or teach English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL), or other languages such as French, German, Italian or Spanish in a variety of educational settings at home and abroad. In addition to a career in language teaching, other future opportunities might include teaching positions in community service ESL classes, the Peace Corps, or through grants/fellowships including Fulbrights, among others. In this course, we will explore topics such as language acquisition, teaching methods, materials preparation and assessment. This course, which counts toward the Linguistics minor, is open to students from all academic majors and there is no prerequisite.