Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

N.B. 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

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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.

Required Texts:
Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices; H. Douglas Brown

Testing for Language Teachers by Arthur Hughes

Pedagogy

Summer 2014 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.

Required Texts:
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

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