MSU Spanish Education Program (grades k-2)

MSU Modern Language 3-credit class designed to expose MSU language students to techniques in language education for k-5 students. This class is open to all MSU language students taking higher level classes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish.
MSU Modern Language Faculty, Galen Brokaw with his ML 497 Spanish teaching students

Class description:

ML 497. Teaching Language for Proficiency. 3 Credits. (3 sem) F

PREREQUISITE: Intermediate level proficiency. This course is designed specifically for volunteer student language teachers who are participating in the outreach program with the Bozeman Public Schools. The course will cover three general areas: the K-5 language curriculum developed by MSU for the Bozeman Public Schools along with classroom management strategies, the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and their implications for language teaching and curricular design, and second language teaching methodologies. Students must participate in the community outreach program to take this class.
Language students teach in Fall and Spring semesters at Irving & Longfellow elementary schools once a week for 30 minute blocks.

Students receive 6 weeks of curriculum and behavior management training, as well as techniques for language education before teaching in the classroom.

For more information, contact MSU Modern Language Department Head, Galen Brokaw.

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