Course information for the summer of 2016 will be available in early spring.

* Course descriptions and required texts are subject to change.

Courses

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HEBM 6610 - Theories and Methodologies      

The goal of the course is to introduce the main theories and methodologies in the field of learning and teaching foreign languages. Students in this course will also become familiar with the Proficiency Approach as a way to integrate the learned theories and methodologies, and as a tool to conceptualize frameworks for curriculum development. Students in the course will also be required to observe a Hebrew language class and submit biweekly written and oral reports of their observations.

Textbooks:
• Teaching Language In Context ; Alice Omaggio Hadely
• From input to Output: A Teacher’s Guide to Second language Acquisition; VanPatten Bill Pedagogy

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM 6615 - Classroom Research Methods      

In order to become effective teachers they constantly need to reflect on their practice as well as to be aware of the new trends and development in the field of SLA.
In this course, students will learn how to read research reports critically as well as to master a variety of skills needed to conduct meaningful research in their classroom.
The course will train the participants to design research, to collect data, analyze it, and present it to their classmates for the purpose of group discussion and interpretation.

Textbook:
• Action Research in the World Language Classroom; Marry Lynn Redmond Pedagogy

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM 6625 - Developing Assessment Tools      

Developing assessment tools for all language skills

The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the basic principles for developing both formative and summative assessment tools for assessing their learner’s language skills. Students will experience the development of a variety of test types such as standardized and discrete-point tests as well as communicative competence and integrative language tests.

Textbooks:
• Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices; H. Douglas Brown
• Testing for Language Teachers by Arthur Hughes Pedagogy

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM 6629 - Materials & Curriculum Develop      

Materials and Curriculum Development for Lessons and Units

In order to meet all students’ needs – teachers need to acquire the skill of understanding materials’ development so that they can make the best choices in selecting the appropriate experience for their learners mainly by using tools for identifying and analyzing the goals and perspectives embedded in the “ commercially “readymade materials. In addition, students will learn the principles of creating their own learning units – by identifying the ideal theme articulating goals, and making decisions about materials and activities. This course will introduce students with sources that can provide them with authentic materials to support the language acquisition for their learners

Textbooks:
• Research for Materials Development in Language Learning
• Evidence For Best Practice; Hitomi Masuhara Pedagogy

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM 6631 - Using Technology for Teach FL      

Using Technology in Teaching Foreign Languages

The goal of this course is to introduce teachers to a variety of technological tools that can enhance learner’s language acquisition.
Tools to improve motivations – access to authentic materials, program that can assist in acquiring grammar and syntax.
Students will experience the tools; learn how to incorporate it into the curriculum and to evaluate its effectiveness.

Textbook:
• Blended Learning: Using Technology In and Beyond the Language Classroom; Pete Sharama Pedagogy

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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HEBM 6641 - Hebrew Culture Past & Present      

The course will focus on an examination of the intersections of literature, society, philosophy, and politics in the making of modern Israeli culture. Critical study of Israeli culture with special emphasis on literature film, and art as sites of struggle over political and social meaning during times of cultural transformation in Israel. Topics will focus on the historical development of Israeli identity.

Textbooks:
Oz Almog, The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew
Gertz, Nurith, Myths in Israeli Culture: Captives of a Dream Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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