Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Second Language Acquisition

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Courses

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Students take both courses below. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 6 weeks. The theoretical classes take place in the morning and the internship in the afternoon. The transcript will show 60 contact hours for each course.

SPAN 499 (4) | Teaching Spanish as a Second Language / Enseñanza del Español como Segunda Lengua

This 60-hour course is designed for future teachers of Spanish as a Second Language. Trainee teachers will discuss mandatory theoretical readings, carry out class observations, write lesson plans and reports, and manage different learning activities during a SSL class. All this will be recorded in a final dossier. Trainees will have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty specialized in second language acquisition and compare methodologies.

SPAN 399 (4) | Second Language Acquisition Teaching Assistant Placement

This 60-hour community-based course combines coursework with a teaching assistantship in a bilingual primary school. The professional experience will be academically directed, supervised by a University faculty, and students will conduct a research project. TAs will work closely with the school teacher engaging in school life 12 hours per week. They will also meet the faculty once a week to discuss both the assignments and the research project. The practical work at the school has two purposes: to get a meaningful insight on how a second language is acquired in childhood, and to gain a critical reflection about the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), methodology used in bilingual schools in Buenos Aires.