An overview of the cultural development and history of the English language. Effects of culture on language learning. How language and culture overlap, interact, and influence each other. How to manage, read, and adapt cultural indicators to language learning. Directness, intensity, proper social behavior, power relations, and other pragmatic issues that affect language learning contexts.

Duration: June 4 - August 3, 2018

A study of the role of content courses in the development of reading and writing, grammar, vocabulary, and thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on the integration of reading, writing, and study skills in order to enhance retention in all content areas. The course includes a survey of appropriate teaching aids suitable for all learners, incorporating critical evaluation of numerical data, technology, and media literacy, including underlying issues such as bias, power, and culture. Experiences in the class include observation and teaching practice at various ages and levels of language ability.

Duration: March 19 - May 18, 2018