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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2010

MES 381 • LANGUAGE LEARNING: STYLES AND DISABILITIES

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42297 TH
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
JES A203A
RAZ, A

Course Description

Ten to fifteen percent of the general population have learning disabilities of one form or other. Every person also has a combination of learning styles he or she employs to learning. With language learning in mind, this course will focus on applying different teaching methodologies to the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) while addressing the needs of different learners in the language classroom. Examples will be drawn from Arabic, Hebrew, English and other languages. We will discuss theories centered on understanding how to teach with the brain in mind, as well as practical implications in the language classroom like tips, lesson planning, and a better understanding of language learning disabled students.

Grading Policy

Weekly lesson plans 20% Midterm 25% Attendance 10% Final paper 45%

Texts

How Languages Are Learned Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Revised 2nd Edition

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