EDUC-441 Teaching and Learning Languages

In this course, sociocultural and political dimensions of language learning and teaching are explored. Learning a language is not a politically neutral enterprise: Issues of power are related to who is encouraged to learn a language and who is prevented from accessing linguistic resources. The course emphasizes the interplay between the macro-level relations of power in society and the micro-level experiences of language learners by focusing on sociocultural, political, racial, and economic perspectives. Throughout the semester, you will be encouraged to make connections between theory and practice. As part of making connections between theory and practice, 20 hours of field experience will be a part of the course assignments and requirements. Prerequisites: EDUC-350. 4 SH. CC: Diversity.