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Fernando Gomez

Associate Professor & Chair of Modern Languages & Spanish

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Requirements for the major in Modern Languages

11 to 14 credits (depending on prior language preparation):

  • a complete major in French, German, or Spanish
  • any two courses at the 200- or 300-level, in a second language except those taught in English.

With permission of the chair, up to 2 credits in related studies outside the department may be counted toward electives in the major.

Students seeking teacher certification, in addition to a major in modern languages, are advised to have a strong minor in a second language or in another area of concentration.

Course Descriptions

MODL 230. Tutoring Second Language Learners. (1/2)

This course provides students with an overview of research-informed Second Language Acquisition principles in order to improve the quality of their peer-tutoring and teaching assistant work in a second language. The course will include readings, written reflections, course observations, and practical exercises to prepare for tutoring work. The course culminates in mock exercises that require students to provide tutee feedback and coaching informed by research-based projects. T. Heidt;

MODL 260E. Introduction to General Linguistics. (1)

This course will introduce the traditional areas of linguistics to give students a reasonable taste of what can be studied about language. It will also introduce students to linguistic analysis by examining how linguistics is applied in the real world to answer questions and resolve problems. Topics covered include language structure, meaning-making, language variation, language and the brain, language acquisition and applied linguistics. Prerequisite(s): completion of elementary language sequence or equivalent; C. Akuetey;

MODL 295. . (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Modern Languages not covered in the usual curriculum.

MODL 395. . (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Modern Languages not covered in the usual curriculum.

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