Issues and Innovations in Foreign Language Education

This course is designed for educators responsible for planning and supervising the foreign language curriculum K-12. The course deals with the issues of sequential curriculum development in foreign languages in keeping with state and national standards. Emphasis is placed on innovations resulting from implications of research in second language acquisition, the interrelationship of language and culture and models for foreign language curriculum development. Topics include modes of communication, aspects of culture, scope and sequence of content, and curriculum evaluation.