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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Foundations of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

LLC 320

The course is designed to present an overview of the field of how additional languages, with an emphasis on English, are learned after a first language has already been acquired. In this course, core concepts of language learning will be explored along with a historical perspective of teaching approaches based on those core concepts. The development of learner language will also be examined from the perspective of the four modalities: reading, writing, listening, speaking, as will the influences of culture and individual differences on language learning.
Course Details

Fall 2021


Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Jolene Costa
Base Cost: $1,446 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021