WL ED 400 (Foundations of Language in Second Language Teaching (3 credits)—Dr. Mary Hutchinson) is designed to give students a critical understanding of basic concepts and principles in teaching English as a second language. Using the field experience component of the course, students will be able to critically examine language teaching methodologies derived and implied from first and second language acquisition theories and to apply them while in their field experience. This course requires an in-depth research project based on the integration of the course content with the field experience.
Students must be registered for one of these courses in order to participate in this travel. The immersion experience in Mexico will allow students to focus on a particular course and its requirements within this international setting.