Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MA) - Spring 2018 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Spring 2018
TESOL
4520/5520
Cultural Aspects of Language and Language Teaching
Investigation of relationship between language and culture and the interactions among language, social institutions, cultural beliefs and individual behavior. Applications for teaching English to non-native speakers. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 or TESOL 4110/5110; junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

TESOL
6100
Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Introduction to sources, tools and techniques in graduate-level study and research in TESOL and language sciences.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2018
TESOL
4120/5120
Introduction to Linguistics
Examination of phonology, syntax, and semantics in a variety of natural and artificial languages; includes study of language development and regional and social variation. No credit if prior credit in TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). Prerequisite(s): junior standing or consent of TESOL major advisor.
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

TESOL
6289
Seminar in Language: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

Fall 2018
LANG
4740/5740
Approaches to Language Learning and Teaching
Focus on the learning of language (the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and approaches to teaching language that combine communicative, thematic, and task-based learning with a concern for students' individual differences. Attention to recognizing the assumptions and aims of various teaching methods in order to guide and strengthen teaching practice. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4110/5110 or TESOL 4120/5120 or SPAN 3001; junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

TESOL
4760/5760
Principles and Practices in Language Teaching
Pedagogical principles and practical guidelines for developing effective teaching practice including adaptations for varied cultural contexts. Topics include the following: lesson planning; acquisition, design, and adaptation of instructional materials; curriculum development; and classroom management. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4110/5110 or TESOL 4120/5120; junior standing.
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

Spring 2019
TESOL
6297
TESOL Practicum
Graduate-level student teaching of English as a second language. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
3 unit(s)

MA students only

TESOL
6286
Studies in ESL Field Experience
Graduate-level guided student teaching of English as a second language.
2 unit(s)

Endorsement students only

TESOL
6510
Second Language Acquisition
Historical background and methodology of second language acquisition research; current theories of acquisition and learning; role of individual and societal variables in language learning.
3 unit(s)

Applies to ESL Endorsement

Summer 2019
TESOL
5340
English Grammar: Form and Function
Investigation of the grammatical system of English; focus on form as well as function. Strategies for analysis and teaching grammatical forms and functions. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g).
3 unit(s)
TESOL
6286
Studies in Thematic Research
1 unit(s)

Optional course for research paper preparation. Consult with instructor.

Fall 2019
TESOL
6760
Language Testing
Examination of basic approaches and techniques for constructing and interpreting language tests.
3 unit(s)
TESOL
5350
Phonetics, Phonology, and Language Teaching
Sound systems of human languages, including articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, segmental and suprasegmental aspects. Application to teaching English and English pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g).
3 unit(s)
Spring 2020

Complete the M.A. research paper prospectus and complete or make significant progress on the research paper under the supervision of two readers.