Capstone Project Title
This project will describe in detail a world language program that could be offered in an elementary school for those interested in implementing or modifying an existing program. This world language program is unique in that it depends on two essential components, those being co-teaching and using comprehensible input methodologies, such as Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), working in unison to provide a highly effective and positive world language experience for students. The reader will be provided with the details of how this model would exactly look for anyone interested in rolling out such a program. The project, which takes the form of a descriptive paper, consists of several themes, all pertinent in supporting this dynamic program. The reader is given information about what the literature review has concluded as best practice pertaining to co-teaching (push-in) and world language methodologies. The project goes on to explain how each theme is meticulously utilized within the program, so that anyone looking to improve or implement a successful program in their school would know exactly how to execute it and the research behind it. Questions answered are, for example, what type of co-teaching
takes place in this particular setting? What world language methodology is used and why? How often are students receiving instruction? Starting with a clear model is the first step and this project will provide whomever is interested in such a program a clear idea of what it aims to accomplish. The intended audience of this project includes, but is not limited to, administrators, teachers, and guardians of students. This capstone project will be available electronically via Hamline University’s Digital Commons.
Program Development, Foreign Language
Mark, Leah, "Teaching World Language as a Push-In Class With Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 494.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects