WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES Courses

WLC 195. Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 1-3 Credits.

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

WLC 196. Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 1-3 Credits.

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

WLC 210. Language in Motion. 1 Credit.

This course provides opportunities for world language students with study-abroad and international experience to expand their knowledge of language and culture-learning experiences, and to enrich local public school language classrooms. In addition to attending training workshops on topic section, methodology, and techniques, 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 or graduate level world language study and study/sojourn abroad experience.

WLC 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 a foreign language. Prerequisites: Nine credit hours of upper-level language at ODU and junior standing.

WLC 452. Methods for Teaching World Languages in Pre-K through Grade 12. 3 Credits.

Offered in the fall semester preceding student teaching. A systematic approach to theoretical and practical methods of world language instruction. Prerequisites: Acceptance to a licensure program only with a letter from from the Virginia Department of Education or admission to the Teacher Preparation 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; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 456, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments (OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.

WLC 456. Seminar in World Languages Teacher Education. 1 Credit.

Students observe teachers in PreK-12 and may practice teaching methods under supervision. Available for pass/fail grading only. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation 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; PRAXIS I math, SAT or ACT scores. Pre- or corequisite: WLC 452, passing scores for VCLA and PRAXIS II content for world language; ACTFL certification or oral proficiency assessments (OPI) at the Advanced low level or higher; and certificates for dyslexia, first aid, and child abuse and neglect.

WLC 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. Prerequisites: 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.

WLC 495/595. Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 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. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

WLC 497. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 1-6 Credits.

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

WLC 498. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 1-6 Credits.

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

WLC 595. Topics in World Languages & Cultures. 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. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.