Taking the first step: How to create a high-school linguistics course

L’Meese Greaney


While teachers might see the need for linguistics, the fear of not being “expert enough” can prevent high-school teachers from all disciplines from designing and teaching a linguistics course. Teachers, with or without subject matter expertise, who seek to establish a K-12 linguistics course need to work closely with administrators and stakeholders, maintain a “progress over perfection” mentality, consider the merits of exposing students to linguistics early instead of waiting for a national, standardized curriculum, and remain flexible in delivery.


high-school linguistics; secondary linguistic education; K-12 linguistic curriculum desig

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v6i3.5140

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