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Course Overview

This course focuses on principled approaches to developing and implementing classroom methods and strategies for language teaching. It also investigates linguistic, psychological and attitudinal factors that influence student-teacher interaction in the classroom. The course examines in detail the most important teaching methodologies that have evolved over the past thirty years. Following a thorough analysis of each methodology, in terms of its theoretical justification and supporting empirical research, students will endeavor to teach and learn some aspect of a sign language through the implementation of each of the methodologies.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Graduate, Masters, Online
Prerequisites: Matriculation into the M.A. program in ASL & Deaf Studies or permission of the program coordinator.

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