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  • 7-week, fully online course
  • 2 graduate credit
  • $990 (no other fees, same tuition for in-state, out-of-state and international students)
  • Elective course for certificate seekers
  • Contact: lgtccertificate@colorado.edu

Registration Instructions


About this course:

If you were called upon by people you report to in your school or college to explain Second Language Acquisition and how it connects to your teaching practices, how comfortable would you be with that request? The goal of this course is to allow you to articulate your own, unique answer to this central question. LGTC 5010 is designed for world language educators (K-12 and Higher Education) who wish to refresh and expand their knowledge of SLA theories and connect them to their teaching practices. Each week addresses a different theme that you explore through readings, podcasts, videos and online discussions with your instructors and your peers.

Course Format:

This 7-week fully online course is mostly asynchronous but not self-paced. There are weekly deadlines.  Required text: While We're On the Topic: BVP on Language, Acquisition, and Classroom Practice by Bill VanPatten. ACTFL, 2017

Certificate Credits:

LGTC 5010 is worth 2 graduate credits. It is an elective. Completion of this course counts towards the 12-credit graduate certificate in Language Teaching with Technology.  Upon completion of the course, you will be able to download a transcript showing that you have completed the course.

Tuition and Funding:

The tuition for the course is $990. Visit our funding page for additional information. Here is a template letter to request funding for the course. 


Technical Requirements: 

You will need a reliable Internet connection and a recent computer (desktop or laptop, not a tablet) with a functional sound card and webcam. 


Registration Instructions