FOREIGN LANGUAGES Courses

FL 195. Topics in Foreign Languages. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics for elective credit. These courses will appear in the course schedule.

FL 196. Topics in Foreign Languages. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics for elective credit. These courses will appear in the course schedule.

FL 210. Language in Motion. 1 Credit.

This course provides opportunities for foreign language students with study-abroad and international experience to expand their knowledge of language and culture, to process their own intercultural and language-learning experiences, and to enrich local public school language classrooms. In addition to attending training workshops on topic selection, methodology, and technique, students will confer with the instructor and host teachers/community partners to develop individual projects for presentations in school classrooms. Particular activities will depend on the knowledge and interests of the students and the requests of the host teachers (International Education Week, National French Week, etc.). Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level foreign language study and study/sojourn abroad experience.

FL 369. Foreign Language Practicum. 3 Credits.

Internships in private, public and business organizations that deal with foreign nationals, foreign products or are involved in teaching French, German or Spanish. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: nine credit hours of upper-level language at ODU, junior standing.

FL 452. Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages in Pre-K through Grade 12. 3 Credits.

Taken in the fall semester preceding student teaching. A systematic approach to established and experimental methods of foreign language instruction. Corequisite: FL 456. Prerequisite: admission to the teacher preparation program or licensure only program, a cumulative and major GPA of 2.75 with grades of C or higher, professional education GPA of 2.75 or higher with grades of C- or higher; passing PRAXIS I scores, qualifying SAT or ACT scores, or passing PRAXIS I math and VCLA scores also required.

FL 456. Seminar in Foreign Language Teacher Education. 1 Credit.

Students observe teachers in PreK-12 and may practice teaching methods under supervision. Preparation for Praxis II with passing scores required on Praxis II and VCLA and Advanced-low rating or higher on the ACTFL OPI. Available for pass/fail grading only. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Corequisite: FL 452. Prerequisite: passing scores on Praxis I and admission to the teacher education program.

FL 480W. Senior Seminar in International Studies. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary research and the preparation of a senior thesis in international studies. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, senior standing in the BAIS degree program or permission of the instructor and the director of the BAIS program.

FL 495/595. Topics in Foreign Languages. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest which, due to their specialized nature, may not be offered regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

FL 497. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-6 Credits.

Independent readings and study on a topic to be selected under direction of professor. Prerequisite: appropriate survey course or permission by the instructor and chair.

FL 498. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-6 Credits.

Independent readings and study on a topic to be selected under direction of professor. Prerequisite: appropriate survey course or permission by the instructor and chair.

FL 595. Topics in Foreign Languages. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest which, due to their specialized nature, may not be offered regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described by academic advisors. Prerequisite: graduate standing.